Following the DfE’s replacement of the Teaching Schools system with a network of larger Teaching School Hubs CTSA continues to support schools under its new name CTSA Chelmsford Schools Partnership. We are also delighted to be working in close partnership with the Saffron Teaching School Hub which has been designated to cover the LADs of Chelmsford, Braintree, Uttlesford, Epping Forest and Harlow. Two additional Teaching School Hubs, Alpha and the Chafford Hundred TSH cover the rest of Essex.

This partnership means that we are working with the Saffron Hub to support delivery of the DfE ‘Golden Thread’ of workforce development. This includes delivery of the Early Career Teacher ECF based 2 year Core Induction Programme and the full suite of revised NPQ qualifications. This has also enabled us to secure a commitment to local delivery of the face to face elements of these programmes. More information about these programmes can be found here. (insert link to Saffron Hub CPD pages)

Essex Primary SCITT also continues to provide ITT for primary and Early Years, linking with other providers in the Hub region to ensure there is a sufficient supply of high quality ECTs across the region. PLN, based at lyons Hall also continues to provide statutory Appropriate Body services on behalf of the Hub.

CTSA continues to provide its extensive, high quality annual CPD programme and a range of school to school support networking and practice sharing opportunities, independent of the Hub.

We look forward to continuing to build this partnership, and also move forward with our own local offer in the coming years.