The ECF has led to a radical change in how we prepare new teachers coming in to the profession. In our next set of ECF briefings we will be sharing what we have learnt from our diverse range of partner schools about how to make the ECF work effectively. From building in more time for mentoring, lesson observation, feedback, online study, using instructional coaching and changing staff timetable allocations there is a lot to consider to help ensure our ECTs and our schools reap the benefits of the ECF.

Attending our briefings on 31st Jan or 1st Feb will help you understand more about how you can best prepare your school for the ECF. Whether you are already working with us for ECF or thinking of doing so next year we hope to share insights of value to all.

Book your place HERE

A seminar with Alex Quigley speaking on literacy and his books ‘Closing the vocabulary and reading gaps’ on the afternoon of 25th February 2022. We will be hosting this FREE event at the Darwin Conference Suite, University of Kent. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Click HERE to complete the BOOKING FORM or use the QR code below.

Find out what’s new and what is happening from our latest newsletter. This includes:

  • NPQ news – deadline for applications is the 18th January
  • The positives of Headship
  • ECF update
  • Primary Computing Day – how to book FREE places
  • Alex Quigley Seminar – a FREE event

And lots more!

An article from Matthew Clarke, Primary Executive HT for Tenax Schools’Trust

Join us at 8.00 am on Thursday 13th January to find out which NPQ programme to apply for.

Book your place by emailing [email protected]

A unique opportunity exists to join the Kent Teaching School Hub administration team.  We are currently seeking to appoint a Partnership Co-ordinator for the Early Career framework and also a Partnership Coordinator for the National Professional Qualifications (NPQs).  These roles are offered as two separate roles of 16 & 18 hours per week or could be combined to offer one person an almost FT (term time role) with some school holiday work involved.  Homeworking and a degree of flexible working is available for both positions.

Full details of the roles are given below. For an informal conversation about this opportunity email our Admin Manager, Andrea on [email protected]

How to apply:  Please complete our application form located above and email to: [email protected] – CVs will not be accepted.

CLOSING DATE:  12pm on Monday 24th January 2022

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive sufficient applications

The Tenax Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and proactively model the school’s values.  All posts are subject to vetting checks and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Bennett Memorial Diocesan School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and wellbeing of all children and young people in our school communities and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure issued with the Trust and/or school as the employer.

Register and apply for a place on one of our NPQ programmes here. Applications close on 18th January 2022.

Applications are invited from teachers and school leaders to facilitate for the new National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) that the Kent Teaching School Hub are offering in partnership with the Ambition Institute.

Using the superb curriculum and training materials provided by the expert Learning Design team at the Ambition Institute our facilitators will work directly with course participants by facilitating training conferences and support clinics.

The role of NPQ facilitator offers an exciting and challenging professional development opportunity for an ambitious teacher and/or school leader who would like to contribute to the wider effectiveness of teaching and school leadership across Kent and the wider region.

Email [email protected] for more details.

THANK YOU to all who helped to make our Launch Event at the Historic Dockyard Chatham last week, such a fantastic day. The report below shares many key points and highlights from our keynote speakers. The opportunity to meet so many colleagues in person was an added bonus!

The Kent Teaching School hub can announce that, as of this morning, all of the new NPQs (national professional qualifications) are to be fully funded by the Department for Education.

This means that they will be free of charge to all those who have a Teacher Reference number (TRN) and who are currently employed in state maintained schools (including those in 16-19 provision).

Places are going fast. To secure your place NOW please email [email protected] with your full name and the NPQ you wish to complete.

For more information CLICK HERE.

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