Skip to content ↓

Welcome to Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub

We are delighted to introduce you to Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub, appointed by the Department for Education for our region.

It is our role, alongside our trusted partners, to support your school with the best evidence-informed knowledge, to ensure teachers at every career stage have access to the highest quality professional and leadership development across:

  • Early Career Framework (ECF)
  • National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)
  • Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
  • Appropriate Body (AB) services
  • Other Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

We welcome Reuben Moore from Teach First to launch our series of webinars and events with a briefing on the DfE’s flagship programme, the Early Career Framework (ECF) where together we will guide schools through the upcoming changes. Check out the latest updates and information on our brand new micro-site

for Northamptonshire, by Northamptonshire, with Northamptonshire

Teaching School Hubs are part of the Department for Education’s wider system reforms and from September 2021 will replace the 800 Teaching Schools nationally, with 87 regional Teaching School Hubs.

Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub is led by and designated to Brooke Weston Academy who have formed a powerful coalition of expertise through its partner schools and organisations both regionally and nationally.

Your school will benefit from local delivery experts with recognised partners across north, central and south Northamptonshire. Together we are optimistic and aspirational about the future of teaching, learning and leadership across all Northamptonshire’s 317 schools, inclusive of every type and phase of education.


Are you ECF Ready? Deadline 1st September 2021

The Early Career Framework (ECF) is transforming the support and development offer for teachers at the start of their career. From September 2021, all early career teachers will be entitled to an ‘ECF induction’ and will receive development support and training over two years instead of one, with additional funding available to support their time out of the classroom in the second year and a dedicated mentor. Support will be available to mentors, and funding will be provided to cover mentor’s time with the mentee in the second year of teaching.


We welcome you and your colleagues to hear more about the Full Induction offer for Early Career Teachers to join our ECF webinar with our national lead provider, Teach First on Wednesday 21st April, 4:00- 5:00pm. Register here:


Other services

We will update you as more information becomes available on NPQs, ITT and AB. Our collaborative model supports all current CPD providers to be able to continue their work and to provide a communication channel for you to share opportunities with a wider group.

Read more about our Appropriate Body service for 2021 here:


Read the full welcome letter here.