Every school in the South West will have greater access to expert teacher training and development, under new plans announced by the Department for Education.
The teaching workforce will get best-practice and expert advice on how best to engage with pupils, lesson planning and classroom management as part of new Teaching School Hubs being rolled out across the country.
The hubs, backed by £65million of new government funding, will provide high-quality professional development to teachers and leaders at all stages of their career and play a key role in helping to build up trainee teachers as they enter the workforce.
This will further level up the quality of teaching, allowing every child to receive a world-class start in life no matter where they are born.
Each hub will have its own defined geographical patch, serving around 250 schools on average.
They will be operational and helping schools from this September.
Truro and Falmouth’s Member of Parliament Cherilyn Mackrory said:
“Along with the new secondary school announced for Perranporth last week, I am delighted to see the Government recognise the excellent work of the Roseland Academy and provide them with this funding to help other schools and teachers in Cornwall. More investment from the Government into Truro and Falmouth’s schools and the people who work there.”
“This will help support existing teachers and encourage others to join this exciting career path, while recognising the particular challenges they are facing during these difficult times.”
“I look forward to seeing these plans progress and become a reality later this year.”
School Standards Minister Nick Gibb said:
“We know teachers are already providing the best education possible for pupils, and this is especially true while schools are closed to most pupils.”
“These new Teaching School Hubs will further support the profession by providing the best possible training and development opportunities.”
“It is important that teachers and school leaders feel supported in their career.”
“The hubs will make this substantially easier, with expert practitioners able to give experienced advice to those schools able to benefit from it.”
There will be 87 hubs across England, built around some of the best schools and multi-academy trusts (MATs).
It means there will be nationwide coverage for the first time, with every school in England having access to a local centre of excellence for teacher training.