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Calderdale and Kirklees Teaching School Hub

We are proud to be part of a Teaching School Alliance for Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Green Light Teaching School Alliance (GLA) is a growing partnership of schools and institutions in West Yorkshire. Shelley College and Heaton Avenue Primary School were both designated as Teaching Schools in early 2014. Our passion is to ensure the children and young people in our schools achieve their personal best.

Our schools encompass the full age range from 3 to 18 and operate in a wide range of settings, including rural and urban, with a diverse range of pupil intakes. Most of our partners are judged to be at least “good” by Ofsted and many of these are ‘outstanding’. Our aim is to promote our strengths, and to enable schools in the local community and beyond to make significant improvements in the quality of their leadership, teaching, talent, staffing capacity and pupil progress.

The Calderdale & Kirklees Teaching School Hub is a partnership of some of the best initial teacher training agencies and providers in Yorkshire.

Shelley College, which is part of SHARE MAT, has been appointed as the Teaching School Hub for Calderdale & Kirklees. From September 2021, the 87 Teaching School Hubs (TSH) will replace the previous network of around 750 teaching schools.   

Our job is to promote high quality professional development for teachers and leaders across the two local authorities. In particular, we have been asked by the Department for Education to support schools and colleges with the introduction of the Early Career Framework and the newly reformed National Professional Qualifications. We will also be available as the appropriate body for early career teachers, offering initial teacher training provision and signposting other professional development opportunities.

We are working closely with the two local authorities and a number of strategic partners to create first class professional development opportunities for teachers in our area and are keen to establish a broad and collaborative partnerships across Calderdale and Kirklees.

Full details of what Teaching School Hubs do and links to all the reforms to teacher training can be found here: www.gov.uk/guidance/teaching-school-hubs.