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St Mary's College chosen as the region’s Teaching School Hub

15th February 2021

St Mary’s College in Hull has been selected by the Department for Education to be a Teaching School Hub, providing school leadership and teacher training & development for the region’s teachers.

The Hub will lead the provision of high-quality professional development to teachers and leaders at all stages of their career and play a key role in helping to support trainee teachers as they enter the workforce.

The teaching workforce will receive best-practice and expert advice from a range of partner teaching schools on how best to engage with pupils, lesson planning, and classroom management, allowing them to improve a broad range of vital teaching skills.

The teaching school hubs programme is being rolled out across the country, with 81 hubs selected by the Department for Education. St Mary’s College is the hub selected for the Hull and East Riding region.

Councillor Peter Clark, Portfolio Holder for learning, skills and safeguarding children said: "It is exceptional that one of the city's schools has been chosen as a Teaching School Hub, serving the region's schools. Well done to St Mary's College for this achievement which will ultimately make a difference for children's education and means Hull-based teachers will receive high-quality training and development from a school within the city."

Ged Fitzpatrick, CEO and Executive Headteacher at St Mary’s College said: “This is a truly prestigious accolade and a tribute to staff and students who have achieved exceptional, authentic standards sustained over many years. It would not have been possible without the work and profound support of a wide range of partners in regional Teaching and Research Schools, Multi Academy Trusts, Local Authorities, learning partnerships and schools.

“This is an unparalleled opportunity for the region. It enables us to work together to provide world class professional development opportunities for colleagues at all stages of their career in order to genuinely improve outcomes for children and enhance their all-round development.”

Each Hub will be operational and helping schools from September this year.