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September 2023

A New Start

Bulletin: September 2023


At the start of a new academic year Generate Teaching Hub sends a warm welcome to the dedicated staff in trusts, colleges, schools and early years across Halton, Warrington and Wigan.

As the Department for Education’s designated Teaching School Hub for Halton, Warrington and Wigan, Generate Teaching Hub has another busy programme of professional development planned and ready. We offer coordinated support for education professionals from entry through to senior leadership; connecting colleagues to locally based, high quality professional development.

Every half term we will share a detailed bulletin, giving information on funded professional development opportunities for our area. This short welcome bulletin message highlights a few imminent opportunities as we all settle into our new term.

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Key Dates

In the slider bow below is information and dates on NPQs, Early Career Teacher and Appropriate Body registrations plus ECF year 1 and year 2 inductions.

8th Oct Register for Autumn NPQs

8th October 2023 is the last date to apply to start a fully funded* specialist or leadership NPQ this this term.

11th Oct Deadline to register NEW ECTs

11th October 2023 is the last date for school leaders to register all new teachers on the DfE’s early career teacher portal to ensure a place on our Autumn programme. We are running multiple cohorts of training for new teachers and their mentors to access the fully funded Early Career Framework in each local authority area.

11th Oct Appropriate Body Registrations

11th October 2023 is the last date for school leaders to register new Early Career Teachers with our Appropriate Body service which supports the assessment of their induction process.

ECT Induction Dates

Early Career Framework Induction Days are planned in each area for Year 1 ECTs and Mentors and Year 2 ECTs and Mentors during September.

Attendance at these days is mandatory and provides all programme members with an overview. Click here for all primary and secondary event dates across Halton, Warrington and Wigan.


To date nearly 1,500 colleagues have accessed our services in our first two years!

Generate can only operate at this scale through the support and participation of local partners. We are always seeking new teachers and leaders to be trained to facilitate on our programmes. In each area we have a lead school (see below) who are crucial in communicating and coordinating the delivery of our services to all local schools, trusts and education settings.

Generate Teaching Hub Area Leads

Leading Development

We will be publishing our plans for 2023/24 shortly and have a focus this year on Leading Development, and supporting trust and school leaders to engage in the new frameworks and professional development reforms in order to gain maximum benefit to their classroom experience.

Valuing Local Leaders

Thank you to everyone who came to the end of year conference on 12th July – Valuing Leaders – it was great to have so many colleagues from Halton, Warrington and Wigan together. We especially want to thank our speakers for sharing their insight and experience with us! Details from the day will be shared in full in the next bulletin along with our programme, announced on the day, to engage school and trust leaders.

What is a Teaching School Hub?

We will be providing more details at headteacher forums and briefings on our full designation from the DfE. Now we are starting our 3rd year of designation we have so much to report and so many resources to offer to local schools. A quick video guide produced last year can be found here.

Generate Teaching School Hub entry to leadership development pathway

October Bulletin

Going forward we will publish half termly bulletins which will be sectioned to difference audience need including leaders, mentors, new teachers, early years and more. The first full bulletin of the year will be released at the start of October.

Contact Us

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

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