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  • National Tutoring Programme 2020-2021

    Published 24/11/20

    The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) aims to support schools in providing a sustained response to the coronavirus pandemic and to provide a longer-term contribution to closing the attainment gap. 

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  • Dialogic Teaching - CPD and Research Opportunity

    Published 24/11/20

    Information and research from The Chartered College of Teaching.

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  • VIDEO: What does the teaching school hub's focus on teacher development mean for you?

    Published 19/11/20

    What does the development of teaching school hubs and their focus on the 'golden thread' of teacher development mean for you? Check out this short introductory video.

     

     

     

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  • NQT? Tell us about your ECF experience

    Published 19/11/20

    Bradford is three months into the early rollout of the Early Career Framework. We are interested in finding out about your experience so far.

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  • Free 30gb sim cards to support remote learning

    Published 19/11/20

    Vodaphone is providing free 30GB of data sim cards to support remote learning for 250,000 pupils. Full details on how schools can apply for SIM cards are available here. Apply by 31st January 2021.

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  • ECF Reforms: Changes to Statutory Induction

    Published 18/11/20

    The national roll-out of the Early Career Framework (ECF) reforms will take place from September 2021.

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  • Edurio Research Report: Lessons learned in schools during Covid-19

    Published 18/11/20

    Participate in the Edurio Covid-19 Impact Review and compare your results with similar schools across England.

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  • Ofsted findings from school visits in October 2020

    Published 18/11/20

    Amanda Spielman has discussed what Ofsted found in school visits to education and children’s social care providers during October 2020.

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  • Teach First Academic Mentors

    Published 13/11/20

    Academic Mentors are helping a generation of pupils bounce back from a national education crisis and are part of the government's new National Tutoring Programme. Schools needing mentoring support for students hit hardest by lockdown can access academic mentors via Teach First.

    To find out more about hiring affordable mentors to help students Click Here

    With Schools needing support, now more than ever, why not think about becoming an academic mentor and be part of helping a generation of pupils bounce back from a national education crisis.

    Teach First are part of the government's new National Tutoring Programme.
    Working with Teach First you would gain salaried classroom experience, using your specialist subject. You would also be expedited for other Teach First programmes (subject to eligibility and availability). Upon completion of training, you would become a Teach First ambassador with salaries starting at £19,000 per annum (pro-rata)

    To find out more and to express your interest in applying to become an Academic Mentor click here

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  • Free support for non-specialist teachers

    Published 12/11/20

    Do you have non-specialists teaching secondary maths, physics or MFL?

    Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) offers free courses to support non-specialist teachers teach secondary mathematics, core maths, physics and MFL.

    Benefits to your school:

    • reduces the need to recruit externally for teachers in high demand areas – saving time and cost
    • TSST involves no fee for the school or teacher but delivers considerable benefit
    • demonstrates the value the school places on its teachers
    • benefits schools with timetable planning and workforce flexibility
    • courses start throughout the term

    Many courses are being run fully or partially online in the autumn term. Further information about courses can be found here teacher-subject-specialism-training-courses.

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  • Mathematics and Physics Teacher Retention Payments

    Published 12/11/20

    Mathematics and physics teachers in the first five years of their career are eligible for £2,000 retention payments after tax in each of 2019 to 2020 and 2020 to 2021 academic years, totalling up to £4,000. Applications for 2020 to 2021 academic year payment are now open.

    Teachers must be employed in a state-funded secondary in the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, or other Opportunity Areas (OAs) and can be employed on a full-time or part-time basis. 

    For further information and eligibility criteria, visit Mathematics and Physics teacher retention payments.

    If you have any further questions about this scheme, please email mathsphysicsteacherpayment@digital.education.gov.uk.

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  • Science, languages and computing teachers and student loan repayments

    Published 12/11/20

    Teachers’ Student Loan Reimbursement is available to eligible teachers who completed their initial teacher training (ITT) from 2013 to 2014 academic year onwards. To be eligible, they will need to teach physics, chemistry, biology, languages or computing in one of 25 local authorities – check which areas are eligible, including Bradford.

    If your school is eligible, you may wish to raise awareness of the scheme by:

    • including information about Teachers’ Student Loan Reimbursement in job postings; and
    • informing any eligible teachers at your school of the scheme

    Applications have opened to claim back student loan repayments for 2019 to 2020 financial year. Seen how eligible teachers can claim.

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