Nottinghamshire’s Flying High Trust awarded coveted status of Teaching School Hub by Department of Education

New hubs will create coordinated approach for Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire areas for the first time.

Photograph: Pictured is Danny Moss, a successful Flying High Teaching School trainee (2015/16) now the KS1 Lead at Cotgrave Candleby Lane School.

Nottinghamshire’s Flying High Trust has been awarded the coveted status of ‘Teaching School Hub’ by the Department for Education.

Replacing seven current teaching schools across the county, the Flying High Teaching School Hub will now be responsible for a coordinated approach to teacher development across Nottinghamshire, and Nottingham City from September 2021.

The Department for Education announced that the new hubs will create a countrywide network of 87 centres of excellence for teacher training and development, each chosen for their ‘high quality, evidence-based professional development to school leaders and teachers’.

Fundamental to the role of Teaching School Hubs will be to address the national challenges of recruitment and retention in the profession, by supporting teachers throughout their training and into their long-term careers.

Paul Goodman is Deputy CEO of The Flying High Partnership and said, “This is fantastic news for Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire which will for the first time receive a coordinated approach by the two new hubs to support the training and development of leaders and teachers. This includes Initial Teacher Training, the introduction of a new Early Career Framework; supporting teachers through the first two years of their development, and leadership development through the National Professional Qualifications for school leaders.”

The Flying High Teaching School Hub will now be responsible for its own designated area covering 282 schools in its locality, covering Ashfield, Mansfield, Broxtowe, Nottingham City and Rushcliffe.

Chris Wheatley OBE is CEO of The Flying High Trust and said, “Being awarded the status of Teaching School Hub is fantastic news for the Flying High team and their partners across Nottinghamshire and is testament to their untiring commitment to the profession.

“We are proud of our proven track record which has now been recognised by the Department for Education.  We are looking forward to the responsibilities this holds and will continue to demand the highest standards of ourselves to deliver and develop the best professionals in education to teach our children.”

Sarah Heesom is Development Director for Transform Teaching School Alliance and Trust and said Nottinghamshire school leaders will continue to receive the highest calibre of training and support. “Transform is excited to be a strategic partner in the Flying High Teaching School Hub, helping to ensure all Transform and Nottingham City schools access a consistent and quality CPD as part of the National Framework.”

The Flying High Trust is currently the highest performing primary multi-academy Trust in the East Midlands and were designated as a English Hub, centre of excellence by the Department for Education in 2019.

For more information on Flying High Teaching School Hub please follow the link: www.flyinghighpartnership.co.uk

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