Langley Grammar School has been designated by the Department for Education as one of 87 Teaching School Hubs from September 2021.
Our defined area covers the six local authority areas of West Berkshire (1), Reading (2), Wokingham (3), Bracknell Forest (4), Windsor & Maidenhead (5) and Slough (6).
Our Teaching School Hub will operate under the name TSH Berkshire from September 2021.
Teaching School Hubs focus on delivering effective CPD programmes, recognising teacher and leadership development as the most important form of school improvement.
As the teaching school hub for Berkshire, we want to establish strong partnerships with schools and other organisations to support teachers and leaders at every stage of their career, in every phase and type of school.
We offer a range of opportunities to enable teachers and leaders to develop and flourish as increasingly effective professionals, working through local delivery partners across the county, supporting and building on strong local connections.
We believe in collaboration not competition. By working together, we can best support teacher and leadership development in our schools, leading to a positive impact on the experiences and outcomes for children and young people.
Our aim is to work with delivery partners across the county; we will be supporting, facilitating and building on the strong local collaborations that already exist. We look forward to establishing relationships with key delivery partners who will implement the different strands of the Teaching School Hub remit.
The focus for the Teaching School Hub is on teacher training and development, recognising teacher and leadership development as the most important form of school improvement.
Activities that Teaching School Hubs will be expected to undertake include:
- Promotion and delivery of Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
- Delivery of the Early Career Framework (ECF)
- Delivery of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) for middle and senior leaders
- Providing Appropriate Body (AB) services for Early Career Teachers
- Other Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
- Other activities on behalf of DfE that may be specified individually or across the network