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Autumn 2 - Tuesday 10th December

As we approach Christmas, we want to wish everyone a fabulous and well earned break. It's been a busy term for us all. We are making final preparations for our first cohort of NPQs and our regional training day for ECTs and Mentors, whilst also supporting schools in onboarding onto our February cohort for NPQs. Scholarship funding remains open to all state funded schools. If you'd like to find out more, take a look below. Thank you to schools for submitting their ECT reports as a part of statutory induction for AB - we appreciate the hard work this has been for induction tutors. We will be busy reviewing these over the next few weeks and will be sharing feedback in the new year. Looking forward to a great 2022! In the meantime, Merry Christmas

Tammy, Caroline and Lisa 
The Spencer TSH Leadership Team 
  • EEF Guide for Governing Bodies CLICK HERE 
  • Schools Week Article: New NPQs means leadership improvement is on the cards CLICK HERE
  • NEW NFER and EEF Research on the Impact of Covid on Key Stage 1 pupils CLICK HERE
  • FFT Blog: Exploring Persistent Absence CLICK HERE
  • DfE Guidance: Period Products in Schools CLICK HERE  
  • #DecemberKindness Calendar from CLICK HERE  
  • NEW Nuffield Evidence Review: Analysis of the health of children under 5 CLICK HERE 
  • Schools Week Article: Covid Reversing Maths Progress CLICK HERE
  • Open consultation: Teachers’ pension scheme: proposed changes to scheme regulations CLICK HERE 
  • VIDEO: Mary Myatt's 'The Importance of Literacy for All' CLICK HERE 
  • BLOG: Comparison of writing outcomes for Y5 Pupils 2019, 2020 and 2021 CLICK HERE 
Upcoming Training Dates: ECF Regional Training Days January 2022 
We are excited to announce an array of guest speakers to our January Training dates. Hosted in collaboration with Derby Univeristy, we are excited to welcome mentors and ECTs. 
  • January 12th for Mentors (9am - 4pm)
  • January 13th for ECTs (9am - 4pm)
Whilst we are sad that this is the last opportunity we will have to work with our Mentors face to face, we are excited that CLICK HERE to confirm your attendance

Early Career Framework: Late or Delayed Starters 
For schools still onboarding their ECTs, we can confirm that we have
plans for those who are late starters, as well as those who are due to start induction later on in the academic year. Get in touch if you have any questions. CLICK HERE for a helpsheet  
National Professional Qualifications - February Cohort 
For schools interested in a February start date to access the full suite of NPQs 2021 2022 fully funded by the DfE, the deadline is January 17th 2022 CLICK HERE Lead providers follow up with the next stage of the application process.

What’s different about the new NPQs?

  • The reformed NPQs are based on a blended learning approach, meaning a reduction in release time for staff from schools: the Specialist NPQs are only out of school for 4 days over a 12 month window; the Leadership NPQs - SL and H - are only out 6.5 days over 18 month (see our attached overview of dates) 

  • The new Specialist NPQs offer bespoke pathways that the ML didn’t offer: Leading Teacher Development; Leading Teaching; and Leading Behaviour and Culture 

  • The new assessment model means that participants no longer complete one large school improvement project, but lots of smaller implementation tasks. There is now a summative assessment at the end of the programme. 

Already applied?
If you’ve applied but not heard yet, we are happy to offer support as the new system for registering can take some time. Please email Lisa Wilshere to share the stage of your application - we can support with following up with the DfE and EDT to help keep you on track.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our NPQ Lead - Lisa Harrison, 
NEW DATES: Teacher Educator Programme - Level 1 and Level 2 Coaching Accreditation: For schools looking to formalise coaching structures, our NASBTT accredited programmes offers support 
COST: £30/£50, or FREE for ECT Mentors - CLICK HERE   

Don't fear if you have missed any previous content - here are links to our two previous editions: 
10th October - CLICK HERE 23rd October - CLICK HERE
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