Saffron Teaching School Hub redesignated for the next four years

Saffron Academy Trust is delighted to announce that Saffron Teaching School Hub, based at SWCHS, has been redesignated by the DfE as the Teaching School Hub for Braintree, Chelmsford, Epping Forest, Harlow and Uttlesford for the next four years. This follows the tendering process that went out to schools and Trusts in September 2023.

Saffron Teaching School Hub was originally designated as one of six ‘Test and Learn’ Hubs in 2020, becoming one of 87 Teaching School Hubs in the national roll-out in 2021.

Teaching School Hubs offer high-quality teacher training and professional development for teachers and leaders at all stages of their career. They play a significant role in:

Saffron Teaching School Hub is thrilled to continue supporting professional learning, collegiality and best practice through the delivery of the Golden Thread set out in the DfE’s Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy. It is a privilege to support colleagues from the start of their careers in their ITT training through to ECT induction and ongoing development through the growing NPQ suite of programmes to senior leadership and beyond.

The team at Saffron Teaching School Hub are incredibly excited to build on the strong foundations and partnerships developed so far to support the profession in developing the teachers and leaders our pupils deserve. We look forward to working with everyone for another four years.

Doug Brechin, Director, Saffron Teaching School Hub