Scaling up for the new academic year at Inspire Learning TSH NW

After a successful 2022-23 for its team and participants, Inspire Learning TSH NW is gearing up for the new academic year.

One of 87 hubs nationally, Inspire works in partnership with University College London to deliver the Early Career Framework (ECF) for Early Career Teachers (ECTs) and the reformed suite of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) across Wirral and Liverpool.

Last year was full of highlights, including an impulse on recruitment and engagement delivered by hub director,

Jane Kennedy, at the Teaching School Hubs Council’s Power of 87 event. Within this discussion, Jane outlined Inspire’s success in surpassing the DfE’s benchmark retention rate of 75%, with 93% of the hub’s participants choosing to remain on the programme with Inspire as their provider.

Inspire’s lead provider, UCL has recently received an outstanding judgement from Ofsted. As a result, the team are looking forward to continuing this collaboration and working to ensure that all participants benefit from fantastic teaching and resources.

Recruitment is still open for the full suite of NPQ programmes. Deadline for registrations for the autumn 2023 cohort is Thursday 21 September, and all applications must be finalised by Sunday 24 September.

Also, this year, Inspire will proudly take up the role of an Appropriate Body itself, providing this service for all schools in Liverpool and Wirral. It will help deliver necessary monitoring and support to schools and ECTs to ensure they can demonstrate competence against the Teachers’ Standards by the end of the induction period.

Schools have until Friday 15 September to register new ECTs, or those transferring from another school, with an Appropriate Body.

Team members at Inspire are anticipating a great academic year in terms of getting to know new participants, attending even more insightful events, and embracing exciting opportunities.

Director of Inspire Learning TSH NW, Jane Kennedy, said: “As we head into the 2023-24 academic year, I and the rest of the team are looking forward to further developing Inspire. It is a privilege being part of the teaching development journey for so many, supporting ECTs as well as leaders at all levels embarking on NPQ programmes.

“We are also keen to continue building relationships with other hubs across a range of events. We will continue to share best practice and ensure that, through partnership and innovation, we all come together to inspire leadership that creates world-class education for all.”