Proudly Serving the districts of East Staffordshire, Cannock, Lichfield, Tamworth, North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth

Final Deadline for NPQs

The final deadline for NPQ applications is Sunday the 17th October. We recommend completing your DfE registration by midday on Friday 15th October and contact John Taylor Teaching School Hub to tell us you have applied. Download the instructions for further support on the application process.


Welcome to the John Taylor Teaching School Hub – proudly serving north Warwickshire and east and southern Staffordshire.

Covering the districts of North Warwickshire, East Staffordshire, Cannock, Lichfield, Tamworth and Nuneaton and Bedworth, The John Taylor Teaching School Hub is based at John Taylor High School, an Outstanding comprehensive school near Burton on Trent, and are part of John Taylor MAT. 

Through the provision of high-quality services and by forging local partnerships, we have established a strong track record of, and reputation for, providing high-quality professional development and support for teachers and leaders. At the John Taylor Teaching School Hub we look forward to working in partnership with schools to ensure the provision of a high quality ‘golden thread’ of professional development for colleagues at all career stages, working in all phases and types of education

Here to support you every step of the way

Initial Teacher Education

Appropriate Body Services

The Early Career Framework

National Professional Qualifications

Continued Professional Development

Staffordshire Research School

Initial Teacher Education

Our Experience

John Taylor has been a SCITT since 2015 and we have gradually expanded our provision each year to include a variety of routes: Secondary and Primary routes, salaried and unsalaried routes and for the first time in 2021 we have introduced a part time route.

We have a proven track record of recruiting and training talented teachers and retaining a large proportion of them in our local area due to the excellent reputation that we have built up over the years.

Our Vision

As a Teaching School hub, we hope to be able to build on our success and expand our provision, reaching out and developing partnerships with more schools across East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Tamworth, Cannock, North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth.

Our vision is to develop all models of partnership and establish delivery hubs in different localities, so that our programme is accessible to trainees throughout our TS hub region and provide a pipeline of trainees and high-quality Early Carer Teachers to satisfy teacher recruitment in local areas.

If you have any questions or wish to register an interest in becoming more involved, please direct them in the first instance to:

Appropriate Body Services

John Taylor has significant experience in Appropriate Body work. We have been offering an Appropriate Body service to schools since 2016, working annually with between 70 and 100 Early Career Teachers, not just taking care of their registration and validating a successful completion of the induction period, but offering informal support and guidance to schools and ECTs where problems have arisen or the ECT has been struggling.

As a Teaching School Hub we are increasing our capacity and are excited by the opportunity of developing partnerships with all schools across our area.

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For more information or to enquire about registering your NQTs please contact:

Early Career Framework

The Early Career Framework sets out an entitlement of support for all Early Career Teachers (ECTs) and underpins a new entitlement for 2 years of professional development designed to support new teachers in developing their practice at the start of their careers. It sets out what early career teachers are entitled “to learn about” and “learn how to do” when in their first years of teaching. Following the early roll out across regions of the UK in 2020-21, this entitlement becomes statutory for all early career teachers from September 2021.

The content of the ECF has been designed to build upon, and complement, early career teachers’ initial teacher education. It is intended to support them to develop in five core areas:

For more information about the Early Career Framework please contact:

Behaviour Management




Professional Behaviour

We are delivering a fully funded Full Induction Programme developed by Educational Development Trust, in partnership with Sheffield Institute of Education part of Sheffield Hallam University.

Educational Development Trust are an international not-for profit organisation that transforms lives around the world by improving education. Sheffield Institute of Education are a national centre for education, recognised for excellence and innovation in teaching and learning through research and practice.

The Programme curriculum is constructed to take ECTs from foundational understanding of concepts and techniques through to mastery.

National Professional Qualifications

Since 2017, John Taylor has successfully delivered Middle and Senior Leadership NPQs to over 150 local school leaders, with our team of local primary and secondary specialist facilitators consistently receiving excellent feedback from candidates and the lead provider. The John Taylor Teaching School Hub will be delivering NPQs in partnership with our chosen Lead Provider, Ambition Institute. We will be delivering a suite of five NPQs, starting from November 2021, including:

Specialist NPQs

Leading Teaching (NPQLT)

For teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase.
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Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)

For teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers in their school.
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Leading Behaviour & Culture (NPQLBC)

For teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school.
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Senior Leadership NPQs

Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

For school leaders who are, or aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities.
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Headship (NPQH)

For school leaders who are, or aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school.
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Executive Leadership (NPQEL)

Run by Ambition Institute as a national cohort. For school leaders who are, or aspiring to be, an executive headteacher or have a school trust CEO role with responsibility for leading several schools.

As a Teaching School Hub we are increasing our capacity in anticipation of working with current and future leaders from across the region. Where cohort sizes allow us, we are keen to support the provision of NPQs locally and facilitate them from key regional locations, making them more accessible.

If you are interested in registering for, or completing one of the Ambition Institute’s NPQs then please contact:

Continued Professional Development

In addition to the Early Career Framework and range of specialist and leadership NPQs, we will also be offering a range of bespoke CPD throughout 2021-22 to meet the needs of teachers and leaders in our region.
All our CPD will be high-quality evidence based CPD that focuses on developing quality teaching across the hub area. It is complementary to ITT, ECF and NPQ content and underpinned by and meets the Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development including:
• A focus on improving and evaluating pupil outcomes.
• Underpinned by robust evidence and expertise.
• The inclusion of collaboration and expert challenge.
• Sustained programmes over time.
• Prioritised by school leadership.
We are also delighted to work closely with and to signpost CPD offers from several specialist hubs and CPD providers from across Staffordshire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands. They include:

Curriculum Hubs

Research Schools
(Staffordshire, St. Matthews and Billesley)

Behaviour Hubs (Painsley)

National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen)

Staffordshire Research School


Research Schools aim to lead the way in the use of evidence-based practice, supporting the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), an independent charity, in their mission to break the link between family income and educational achievement and improve teaching practice and pupil outcomes. The Staffordshire Research School at John Taylor has been a member of the Research School Network since 2019 and is one of 32 Research Schools (and 8 Associate Research Schools) that make up the Research Schools Network. During this time, we have supported many teachers, leaders and support staff through our professional development offer and bespoke partnerships with schools, Trusts and Local Authorities from across the Midlands and beyond.

Our Core Purposes

Mobilise knowledge from the wide range of evidence and research to make it accessible for school leaders and teachers.

Share effective practices and model how these can be strategically implemented through high-quality CPD and 1:1 follow-on support for schools.

Help leaders and teachers to make evidence-informed decisions to improve teaching, learning and outcomes for all children, with a particular focus on those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Get in touch

Contact info.

John Taylor High School, Dunstall Road, Barton under Needwood, Staffordshire, DE13 8AZ

01283 247813