Shelley College, which is part of SHARE MAT, has been appointed as the Teaching School Hub for Calderdale & Kirklees. In September 2021, the 87 Teaching School Hubs (TSH) replaced the previous network of around 750 teaching schools.
The job of the Hub is to promote high quality professional development for teachers and leaders across the two local authorities. In particular, we have been asked by the Department for Education to support schools and colleges with the introduction of the Early Career Framework and the newly reformed National Professional Qualifications. We will also be available as the appropriate body for early career teachers, offering initial teacher training provision and signposting other professional development opportunities.
We are working closely with the two local authorities and a number of strategic partners to create first class professional development opportunities for teachers in our area and are keen to establish a broad and collaborative partnerships across Calderdale and Kirklees.
Full details of what Teaching School Hubs do and links to all the reforms to teacher training can be found here: www.gov.uk/guidance/teaching-school-hubs.