Evelyn Street Primary School in Warrington is to benefit after news that every school in the country is to get greater access to expert teacher training and development, under plans announced by the Department for Education.
The teaching workforce will get best-practice and expert advice on how best to engage with pupils, lesson planning, and classroom management, as part of new teaching school hubs being rolled out across the country.
81 Hubs will be added in all corners of England to provide high-quality professional development to teachers and leaders at all stages of their career and play a key role in helping to build up trainee teachers as they enter the workforce. This will further level up the quality of teaching, allowing every child to receive a world-class start in life no matter where they are born.
Each hub, all of which will be operational and helping schools from this September, will have its own defined geographical patch and will be expected to be accessible to all schools within that area, serving on average around 250 schools each.
The programme is being rolled out as teachers continue to deliver high quality remote education for pupils, with the current attendance restrictions in schools and colleges remaining in place until 8 March at the earliest.
The MP for Warrington South welcomed the news:
This is excellent news and great to have a specialists teaching hub in Warrington. The team at the Academy Trust led by CEO Louise Smith are in the perfect position to take on this role having previously benefited from the Governments facilities fund which will provide students with a safe environment, supporting high-quality education.
This new hub near the centre of the town will make it easier for school leaders to share expert advice and to help other schools in Warrington, ensuring that those schools facing the greatest challenges are supported as simply and efficiently as possible.