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Welcome to the DRET Teaching School Hub Bulletin

We will be sending out regular bulletins about the DRET Teaching School Hub to provide information about how it can serve you and your schools, and give you details about how you can be further involved with the Teaching School Hub in the next academic year.

An introduction from our Director

We hope that you have had a positive start to this academic year. As we start this term, we are so pleased that DRET Teaching School Hub is beginning to work with a wonderful group of Early Career Teachers, Mentors and Induction Coordinators. In particular, we are looking forward to working with you to support our next generation of teachers and to elevate the role of mentoring within our school communities through the Early Career Teachers' programme with Ambition Institute.
I am delighted to announce that we are working with KYRA Research School to provide more professional development opportunities. Within the bulletin, you will see more information about the course 'Making the Difference for Disadvantaged Pupils' that will be taking place across the autumn and spring term. 
The Teaching School Hub is looking forward to welcoming our inaugural cohorts of leaders for the reformed National Professional Qualifications in November 2021. There is still time for leaders to apply for the November cohort and so if you have any questions about these courses or funding, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at

Grace Healy
Director of Teaching School Hub

 National Professional Qualifications

As applications get underway for the rapidly approaching launch of the reformed NPQs, we have had some really rich discussions with colleagues across the region regarding which some of the key changes made to the suite of qualifications. One major shift to the NPQ offer is that the legacy NPQML is now obsolete, and has been replaced with three specialist NPQs, aimed to develop colleagues across a more bespoke set of domains. One of the specialist qualifications is NPQ Leading Behaviour and Culture. The NPQLBC is a 12 month programme, giving participants the opportunity to develop expertise in behaviour management and discover how to create a school culture where staff and pupils can thrive. This will include how to create a positive culture in their school; specific behaviour and culture expertise; all with tailored feedback and support. 
The NPQLBC can be undertaken by staff in a pastoral role as well as teaching staff, which provides non-teaching pastoral colleagues with an exciting opportunity to develop their expertise. In addition, scholarship funding is available for selected schools. To find out more and apply, visit . Closing date for applications to commence as part of our first cohort in November is 5th October 2021. 
Find out more about the three new specialist NPQs: NPQLT, NPQLTD and NPQLBC and what they mean for your professional development. Register here to attend Ambition Institute's FREE webinar

Early Career Teaching Programme

A huge thank you to the schools that have registered their Early Career Teachers with DRET TSH.  We are really looking forward to working with your new teachers and support the schools in our region with their new recruits.  We have already had the pleasure of communicating with some of you, please do continue to contact us on with any queries you may have.  We are more than happy to help.

We look forward to welcoming all of our ECTs to their first conference on September 21st 2021, and equally look forward to meeting all of their mentors and Induction Coordinators during their conference on September 20th. If you have any queries regarding these conferences or have not yet received communication from us please do let us know.

Should your school recruit an ECT throughout the year, you can still register them with us for the Early Career Teaching programme using the form below.
Click here to register your ECT
Continuing Professional Development
KYRA Research School, with DRET Teaching School Hub will be holding a CPD event over 3 days, ‘Making the Difference for Disadvantaged Pupils’.
These will be held virtually on:
Tuesday 7th December 2021 9.30am – 3.00pm
Tuesday 11th January 2022 9.30am – 3.00pm
Wednesday 2nd February 2022 9.30am – 3.00pm
Core Programme: Making the Difference for Disadvantaged Pupils

The gap may have widened, but the link between family income and educational attainment can be broken:
This programme brings together schools from across the region to explore practical, evidence-informed approaches for closing the poverty-related attainment gap. Engaging with the best available evidence on high quality teaching, targeted academic support and school-wide approaches, school leaders will develop and implement a Pupil Premium strategy fit for their setting so that all pupils can flourish.

Every school, their staff and their pupils, have been impacted in some way by COVID-19. And whilst schools have managed the crisis with characteristic care, determination and resilience, the disruption to learning will mean that many pupils will have fallen behind. Participants will explore appropriate responses to specific COVID-related issues as part of a wider three-year Pupil Premium Strategy for their school. These include:

  • Teaching and whole-school strategies e.g. supporting great teaching, pupil assessment and feedback etc
  • Targeted approaches e.g. One to one and small group tuition, intervention programmes etc
  • Wider strategies e.g. Social, Emotional Learning, behaviour, parental engagement, pupil attendance etc

Programme aims

Make and act on evidence-informed decisions to close the attainment gap for children most at risk of underachieving:

Use a tiered approach for developing a whole-school Pupil Premium Strategy that meets the needs of all learners

  • Accurately identify key priorities within teaching & learning, targeted support and whole school strategies to tackle educational disadvantage in your context
  • Apply the principles of effective implementation to embed and sustain the processes, practices and programmes in your strategy
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of your strategy to adapt / sustain approaches according to pupil needs


The programme is made up of 9 modules, with a blend of self-directed, remote and face-to-face professional learning. Three themes form the foundation of the work that will take place back in school in order to make the difference for disadvantaged children:

Theme One: Evidence
Theme Two: Strategy
Theme Three: Implementation

To book this event (directly with KYRA) please click on the following link:
For your information, the webpage on the KYRA Research School website:

Should you wish to get in touch with KYRA directly, please find contact details below:
Kyra Research School 
01522 287020


Appropriate Body Services
We would like to thank those of you that have signed up to our Appropriate Body Services.  We will be in contact regarding the ABS in due course.

For schools that do have ECTs and have not yet chosen their Appropriate Body Service provider, we would like to remind you that it is a mandatory requirement for the Early Career Framework.

Dates for the Diary
  • Early Career Teacher Induction - Mentor Conference 1 - 20th September 2021 9am - 3.30pm
  • Early Career Teacher Induction - ECTs Conference 1 - 21st September 2021 9.00am - 3.30pm
  • Ambition Institute's NPQ webinar - 21st September 4.00pm
Thank you for taking the time to read our bulletin.  We very much look forward to working with everyone in North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. 
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Contact Details
Telephone: 01472 602000 ext 1035

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