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Dept of Education approves 2 new teaching hubs in Greater Manchester


Two brand new Teaching School Hubs are being launched in the Greater Manchester area, to provide support to over 660 schools.

Dept of Education approves 2 new teaching hubs in Greater Manchester


"We are committed to building a collaborative, strong, sustainable network that will be inclusive as well as ground-breaking and ambitious"
Lisa Fathers, Alliance for Learning



Bright Futures Educational Trust is delighted to announce that its bids to launch two new hubs have been formally approved by the Department for Education. The bids were led by the Alliance for Learning Teaching School at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls and will serve schools in Salford & Trafford, Stockport & Manchester, leading and coordinating high quality school improvement activities to teachers at all stages of their careers. 

Lisa Fathers, Director of Teaching School Hubs & Partnerships at Bright Futures said; “This fundamental change will require new ways of working, while building on the success of the existing system of teaching schools, curriculum hubs and research schools. We are committed to building a collaborative, strong, sustainable network that will be inclusive as well as ground-breaking and ambitious.”

CEO of Bright Futures Educational Trust John Stephens added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to harness our existing partnerships and work at scale across the school system. Collaboration, professional generosity, integrity and passion drive school and individual development, with children, young people, families and communities always at the heart of our work.”

The Teaching School Hub programme has created a national network of 87 centres of excellence for teacher training and development across the UK, replacing the previous network of around 750 teaching schools. The two new Greater Manchester Teaching School Hubs will use local expertise and provide strategic management of continuing professional development, the National Professional Qualifications and the Early Career Teacher Framework.

The Alliance for Learning also will continue to provide a range of school improvement work from providing initial teacher training to the huge range of mental health and wellbeing CPD and the bespoke coaching programmes and these offers are open to schools and trusts both in and out of the hub areas.

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