Shotton Hall Research School - Leading Learning Programme

Shotton Hall to deliver new support for teachers

Date Published:
Tuesday 15 October 2019

Shotton Hall Research School is proud to announce that it is part of a new consortium chosen by the Department for Education (DfE) to deliver a new professional learning and development programme for teachers and mentors.

The programme has been announced as part of a two-year package to support new teachers at the start of their career.

The programme aims to support early career teachers by helping them to engage in regular, constructive dialogues with their peers and mentors.

It will be delivered by the Early Career Framework Consortium - a partnership of universities and schools involving the Institute of Education, UCL; Manchester Metropolitan University; Doncaster Research School by Partners in Learning, and Greetland Academy Trust.

Working with the North East Teaching Schools Partnership (NETSP), a collaboration between Newcastle University and primary and secondary schools across the region, Shotton Hall Research School will design a suite of free resources for new teachers and mentors. This will be aimed at helping them apply new learning in their work and strengthen their professional identity, knowledge and skills over time.

The Early Career Framework Consortium will offer support packages for schools in the North East, Bradford, Doncaster and Greater Manchester as part of an early roll-out from September 2020, ahead of a national roll-out in September 2021.

Lesley Powell CBE, our Executive Headteacher and Chief Executive Officer of the North East Learning Trust and Shotton Hall Research School, said: “Speaking on behalf of all partner schools in the ECF Consortium, I am delighted to offer our combined workforce development experience and expertise as part of the early career framework initiative. We are each practised in developing high-quality teachers through our evidence-informed initial teacher training and professional development programmes, and we look forward to ensuring the framework is adopted and used effectively in schools across the country.”

The training materials are expected to be ready within the next six months and then will be made available to any school.

Schools interested in getting involved can register their interest at: