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Prince Bishop Teaching School Alliance to deliver new support for teachers

Prince Bishop Teaching School Allianceis part of a new consortium chosen by the Department for Education (DfE) to deliver a new professional learning and development programme for teachers and mentors.

The programme has been announced as part of a two-year package (link to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supporting-early-career-teachers/supporting-early-career-teachers) to support new teachers at the start of their career.

The programme aims to support early career teachers by helping them to engage in regular, constructive dialogues with their peers and mentors.

It will be delivered by the Early Career Framework Consortium – a partnership of universities and schools. Working with the North East Teaching Schools Partnership (NETSP), a collaboration between Newcastle University and primary and secondary schools across the region, experts will design a suite of free resources for new teachers and mentors. This will be aimed at helping them apply new learning in their work and strengthen their professional identity, knowledge and skills over time. 

Professor René Koglbauer, Dean of Lifelong Learning and Professional Practice at Newcastle University said: “As Newcastle University is committed to the Lifelong Learning agenda, we are delighted that we are able to continue to support early career teachers beyond their initial teacher training. Building on the North East Teaching Schools Partnership’s role in school leadership development, it will not only bring immense educational and professional expertise to the ECF consortium but also the regional intelligence.”

The Early Career Framework Consortium will offer support packages for schools in the North East, Bradford, Doncaster and Greater Manchester as part of an early roll-out from September 2020, ahead of a national roll-out in September 2021.

Lesley Powell CBE, Chief Executive Officer of the North East Learning Trust and Shotton Hall Research School, said: “Speaking on behalf of all partner schools in the ECF Consortium, I am delighted to offer our combined workforce development experience and expertise as part of the early career framework initiative. We are each practised in developing high-quality teachers through our evidence-informed initial teacher training and professional development programmes, and we look forward to ensuring the framework is adopted and used effectively in schools across the country.”

The training materials are expected to be ready within the next six months and then will be made available to any school.

Schools interested in getting involved can register their interest at www.netsp.co.uk/ecf/  

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