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Spring 1- 27th January

It's been a busy start to the term for us all. In the Hub, we welcomed over 170 ECTs and their mentors to our two regional days and we are continuing to start our December cohort for NQPs, whilst onboarding our next cohort. Lots of news and updates from the team captured below - and if you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to email or pick up the phone to speak to get in touch with the team. 

Tammy, Caroline and Lisa 
The Spencer TSH Leadership Team 
  • Talking Racism and Mental Health in Schools Anna Freud Podcast Series - CLICK HERE 
  • KCSIE 2022 Consultation Open - CLICK HERE 
  • EEF Blog: How can we improve children's problem solving in maths? CLICK HERE
  • DfE Press Release: NPQs February Update - CLICK HERE 
  • Early Years Level 3 SENDCO Role Description and qualification Specification released - CLICK HERE 
  • Safer Internet Day: 8 February 2022 - more information here CLICK HERE and teaching resources CLICK HERE
  • NACE Research Resources - Language Rich Environments - CLICK HERE 
  • LegoLand Free IT/Computing Workshops: 14 National Curriculum KS2-KS5 Workshops covering STEM, English, History and Geography - CLICK HERE  
Early Career Framework: January Starters - New Deadline 28th January 
We can confirm that applications for new schools and ECTs with a January start has been extended to Friday 28th January. CLICK HERE for more information 

AB Induction Tutor Events 
- Induction Tutor Welcome Training Event for January Starters - Tuesday 1st February 3.30pm - 5pm 
- Induction Tutor Training Event for September Starters - Spring - 1st March 4pm - 5.30pm 
Please email Lisa Wilshere for more details -

ECF Regional Training Days January 2022: A Big Thank You 
Thank you to all the colleagues who safeguarded time to be with us - we were overwhelmed by the support and turn out, and we want to share a thank you to colleagues who supported the day: 
  • Sarah Charles and the University of Derby for your kind support in leading the day 
  • Professor Steve Peters - Keynote Speaker 
  • Alison Peacock and the Chartered College - Keynote Speaker
Follow Up Reading For ECTs and Mentors 
- Everyone a Teacher of Literacy: Alex Quigley blog 'Commonly Confused Academic Vocabulary' - CLICK HERE 

- Teaching for Memory: Placing Retrieval at the Heart of our Pedagogy and Curriculum - CLICK HERE 

Chartered College Membership for all ECTs 
We are grateful to the Chartered College for working in partnership with the Hub on providing all our ECTs with full membership. Their kindness of a discounted offer to the Hub has allowed us to fully fund membership for all our ECTs to support their next steps. ECTs should use the link provided to confirm their subscription before the end of January deadline. We hope you enjoy the wealth of resources! Email Amy if you have any questions - 
For schools interested in a February start date to access the full suite of NPQs 2021 2022 fully funded by the DfE, the deadline has now been extended and cohorts continue to be open for applications. CLICK HERE for more details. 

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

NEW TA Apprenticeships COHORT DATES - Spencer Apprenticeships: March start dates are available for TA apprentices (new apprentices and current TAs within their first 2 years of appointment)  TA Apprenticeships Recruitment Pack - if you have any question, please don't hesitate to get in touch with Sarah Kelly, Operations Manager 

Date for the Diary: Headteacher and Senior Leader Briefing Tuesday 26th April
CLICK HERE for more information 
  • Derby Research School: New Years offers and free twilights, including the Curriculum and SEND Twilight Series CLICK HERE
  • Maths Hub EMW: New Research and Innovation Workgroups focusing on Cultural Capital CLICK HERE   
  • Flying High English Hub: Poetry in the Classroom Webinar with Michael Rosen - CLICK HERE and Free training event on 8th February focusing on the DfE Reading Framework - CLICK HERE 
  • Computing Hub: NEW Spring dates for remote learning and funding opportunities open for schools CLICK HERE
  • Whole School SEND: NEW Spring 2022 Calendar of training dates CLICK HERE 
  • STEM Learning: Covid19 Recovery Package Information Event Monday 31st January - CLICK HERE
  • EdTech Demonstrator Hubs: National webinar series to support remote education, Safer Internet Day and support for Business Managers and Admin/Support Teams - CLICK HERE  
Don't fear if you have missed any previous content - here are links to our two previous editions: 
10th December - CLICK HERE         23rd November - CLICK HERE               
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