January 2024 Bulletin

January 2024 Professional Development Bulletin

Teachers do not miss out on applying for an NPQ

Welcome to our 3rd bulletin of this academic year and first of 2024. Our pattern is to broadcast a detailed update every half term to all schools, trusts and education settings in Halton, Warrington and Wigan.

Listed below are quick links to target content and allow the reader to access the material most relevant to them or forward relevant links to colleagues.

Please note the expansion of the NPQ suite from this term (Primary Maths) and the final date of 28th January to enrol on the fully funded NPQs starting in February 2024.

Bulletin Contents

01 Teaching School Hub Update – CLICK HERE

Learn about our Theory of Change which explains why we exist and how we fulfil our DfE designation as the Teaching School Hub for ALL schools in Halton, Warrington and Wigan.

02 Utilising the Early Career Framework Offer – CLICK HERE

Updates for school leaders and induction tutors on how to benefit from the fully funded programme to train and mentor Early Career Teachers. New ECTs can be registered now to join this term’s programme.

03 Early Career Teacher News – CLICK HERE

The latest news and information tailored for each of our cohorts of Early Career Teachers on our year 1 and 2 Teach First licenced ECF programme; plus a request for participant feedback.

04 ECF Mentor Briefing – CLICK HERE

Information on the support for Mentors and the additional fully funded NPQ training available.

05 Appropriate Body Service – CLICK HERE

Updates and information for Induction Tutors and school leaders on the service to assess an ECT’s induction.

06 Specialist NPQs – CLICK HERE

Book by 28th January to access the fully funded* specialist NPQs. We now have Primary Maths added to the suite alongside NPQs in Leading Literacy, Teacher Development, Behaviour and Culture and Teaching. Future funding is not guaranteed or confirmed so this may be the last opportunity to enrol and access the subsidy.

07 Leaders Insight – CLICK HERE

School and Trust leaders who want to book onto the last round of fully funded leadership NPQs the deadline is 28th January. NPQs in Early Years Leadership, Senior Leadership,. Headship and Executive Leadership are available. Small schools can also access additional grants for enrolling teachers on NPQs.

08 Initial Teacher Training Info – CLICK HERE

Details of our next ITT network meeting on 8th March is available to all local providers of teacher training. Plus details on the forthcoming changes to the teacher training year, maths training for mentors and a school participation survey.

09 CPD & Events – CLICK HERE

Final chance to sign up for fully funded the ECF Plus programme for teachers in year 3 and 4 since gaining QTS. Also, view our latest EYFS blog and details on the latest, fully funded support for teachers on paternity leave.

10 Curriculum Hub Updates – CLICK HERE

A list of the latest news and resources for local schools and trusts from Maths, English, Computing, RE and Early Years Hubs.

11 Research Networks – CLICK HERE

Access the latest guide from the EEF on using research evidence.

12 Workforce Resources – CLICK HERE

We continue to be open to feedback and input from colleagues in diverse cultural and ethnic communities; responses can be shared anonymously if preferred. We also highlight the DfE’s workload reduction toolkit.

13 Professional Development News – CLICK HERE

Updates on the new EYFS framework and resources for LGBTQ+ History month.

Please share the links and content with colleagues in your school, trust or networks across Halton, Warrington and Wigan.

To join our mailing list or ask for more details on any of our services, please contact hub@wpat.uk or call our office on 07897 280909.

*The keep calm image is shared royalty free from Unsplash.

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