Welcome to the John Taylor Teaching School Hub – proudly serving the districts of East Staffordshire, Cannock, Lichfield, Tamworth, North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth.
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
John Taylor has been a SCITT since 2015 and we have gradually expanded our provision each year to include a variety of routes:
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.
Visit our Initial Teacher Education page for more information.
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.
Visit our Appropriate Body Services page for more information.
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.
Visit our Early Career Framework page for more information.
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 National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) are an accredited suite of qualifications that equip teachers with the expertise to lead sustainable improvement across their schools. NPQs are underpinned by the latest evidence of what works in schools and a key component of the DfE’s ‘Golden Thread’ of high- quality professional development for teachers and school leaders.
Visit our National Professional Qualifications page for more information.
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; we are 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.
All our CPD will be high-quality evidence based, 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.
Visit our Continued Professional Development page for more information.
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.
Visit our Staffordshire Research School page for more information.