Our Area

We are proud to serve our local community of Sheffield and Rotherham and work alongside our Hub partners to support educational provision throughout Yorkshire and Humberside. In our area we proudly work with 318 schools.

We support the recruitment, training, development and retention of colleagues in our region and support all endeavours to improve the provision, opportunity and life chances of our young people and our colleagues who teach them. Designated as one of only 87 national Teaching School Hubs, our remit is to:

  • Deliver the Department for Education’s ‘golden thread’ of Initial Teacher Training (ITT), the Early Career Framework (ECF) and National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)
  • Be the nucleus for our community ensuring opportunities and initiatives are shared
  • Shine a spotlight on the amazing practice taking place in our region
  • Act as bridge to connect all education colleagues and partners in our region

Development Opportunities for Staff

We are here to support you from the moment you consider working in education and throughout your career. We do this by connecting the education community in the region, sharing opportunities and providing development opportunities. These include:

  • ITT: delivery of, and supporting the delivery of Initial Teacher Training
  • ECF: delivery of, and supporting the delivery of, the Early Career Framework to the region’s Early Career Teachers (ECTs)
  • NPQ: supporting delivery of both specialist and leadership National Professional Qualifications
  • CPD: seeking, creating, promoting and delivering Continuous Professional Development opportunities for all
  • Jobs: promoting job opportunities in our region’s schools for all staff

Supporting schools and school leaders

We help schools and their leaders with the provision of support and training to their staff.  Services we offer to schools include:

  • ECF: delivery of, and supporting schools in the delivery of, the Early Career Framework to their Early Career Teachers (ECTs)
  • AB: providing Appropriate Body services for ECTs – as each statutory induction process must be overseen by an AB to check that it meets the Teachers’ Standard