Skip to content ↓

Latest News

Page 1

  • Why getting it right for your pupils with SEND will benefit ALL your pupils, and how Whole School SEND can help

    Published 14/06/21

    We know that High Quality Teaching, day in, day out, in every lesson, is what makes the greatest difference to outcomes for all pupils. But what does ‘High Quality Teaching’ mean? And why does making HQT as inclusive as possible mean that ALL pupils will benefit?

    The ITT Core Content Framework, the Early Career Framework and the Ofsted Inspection Framework all emphasise the importance of understanding and using cognitive science in High Quality Teaching, such as the concepts of cognitive load, working memory and dual coding. Central, too, is building on prior learning, revision and repetition (over-learning) and the judicious use of specific praise; these documents also emphasise the centrality of building positive relationships with our pupils and their families and establishing clear routines for behaviours. If we consider pupils with SEND, it is highly likely that they will have particular needs in some or all of these areas i.e. working memory, retention, social and emotional wellbeing, structure and routine – when teachers and support staff use strategies and approaches that effectively meet the needs of pupils with SEND, they will also be meeting the individual needs of all pupils, each one of whom has a unique profile, thereby improving the quality of teaching and learning for everyone. These approaches are also likely to make classroom management more positive and effective for everyone, and potentially reduce exclusions, which will be of benefit to all pupils, especially those with SEND, whose rates of exclusion are 5-6 times higher than they are for pupils with no SEND.

    Read More
  • Updated: School-funding for the Early Career Framework (ECF)

    Published 11/06/21

    The Department for Education (DfE) has provided more detail on funding for the Early Career Framework-based induction for Early Career Teachers. This includes defining the additional funding for schools accessing a provider-led programme, such as the Early Careers Teachers programme Bradford Teaching School Hub will be delivering with Ambition Institute. This information is copied from the DfE website (11/06/21) and may be subject to change.

    Read More
  • Nick Gibb MP letter to schools and local support

    Published 10/06/21

    In recent days, the Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards, wrote to all schools about the government’s reforms to teacher training and development ahead of the national roll-out of those reforms from September.

    Read More
  • NOW AVAILABLE: Appropriate Body service

    Published 09/06/21

    We are delighted to launch our low-cost Appropriate Body service for the statutory induction of Early Career Teacher. Our unique position as a teaching school hub means we can deliver both the Early Career Framework and Appropriate Body service for early career teachers joining schools from September 2021. Our seamless offer allows us to reduce the cost and your workload. We use the market-leading NQT Manager to manage this service online.

    Read More
  • Vacancy: Administrative Assistant

    Published 09/06/21

    We are recruiting! Bradford Teaching School Hub is seeking to appoint an Administrative Assistant. This role includes specialising in marketing and communication. The post is term time only plus 10 days.

    Read More
  • Free Mathematical Tapas Afternoon!

    Published 08/06/21

    Fancy a Mathematical Tapas Afternoon?

    West Yorkshire Maths Hub have joined forces with the AMSP to give you a series of taster sessions, covering KS3 – KS5 and beyond!
    A fantastic event which aims to enable you to find out about the range of free support and CPD opportunities available locally.



    Wednesday 23rd June 2021


    This will be a virtual event taking place on zoom. Click here to book


    4:30 - 5:45pm

    The taster sessions will cover:

    Further Maths and University

    • Supporting your students’ preparation for University Entrance Tests

    A Level

    • Elements of mastery in A-Level teaching

    Core Maths

    • Recruiting for Core Maths and making links to other subjects

    GCSE Transition

    • Teaching for understanding and making links between topics

    KS3-4 Transition

    • Tracking a topic across year groups

    Secondary Mastery Development

    • Themes and Concepts in secondary maths


    • To share ideas and resources that you can use in the classroom.
    • To showcase the free support available from the West Yorkshire Maths Hub and AMSP – ensuring you are making the best use of these!

    Who will benefit from attending?

    The session will benefit any Maths teacher as there is something for everyone at this event!

    Materials and Equipment

    This event will take place on zoom, as such you will need a laptop/desktop computer or other internet-enabled device.

    You will need a microphone and headphones/speakers to take engage fully


    Teachers from state-funded schools and academies. Applications from independent schools will be accepted and places will only be granted if there is availability.


    Download your menu!

    (Click/tap here to download)


    Read More
  • KS3 and KS4 MFL curriculum design and pedagogy: FREE training

    Published 24/05/21

    The National Centre for Excellence in Language Pedagogy (NCELP) is offering free training to schools to support research-informed French, German and Spanish teaching at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 for higher uptake and greater success at GCSE.

    Read More
  • Become an NCETM Accredited PD Lead!

    Published 20/05/21

    This programme is for teachers of maths (all phases from Early Years to Post-16) who have existing commitments and responsibility for designing, leading and evaluating maths teacher professional development, and the potential to develop further.
    Click here to read more about this opportunity.

    Read More
  • Just launched by the NCETM: Mastering Number

    Published 20/05/21

    Mastering Number: A new programme aimed at teachers in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

    Read More
  • Parental engagement

    Published 18/05/21

    Bradford Opportunity Area invested in a universal and enhanced support offer for Bradford primary and nursery schools between May 2019 and February 2021.

    Read More
  • Subsidised science training

    Published 14/05/21

    The Science Learning Partnership is offering an extensive range of science CPD for schools in North and West Yorkshire with funding available for eligible schools. 

    Read More
  • Using the OFSTED science research review to move your curriculum towards excellence

    Published 11/05/21

    Ofsted has published the first review in a new series looking at what makes for high-quality education in different subjects across the curriculum. On the 29th April 2021, Ofsted's report on science was published. A summary of its finding is available here.

    Read More

Page 1