Teaching School Hub/NPQs/DFE


Please click here to find out more about our NPQ provision with Haybridge Teaching School Hub & Ambition Institute.

NPQs available (November & February start annually)

  1. NPQ (Senior)
  2. NPQ (Leading Behaviour & Culture)
  3. NPQ (Leading Teaching)
  4. NPQ (Leading Teacher development)
  5. NPQ (Leading Literacy)
  6. NPQ (Early Years Leadership)
  7. NPQ (Headship)

NPQ Recent Successes – Spring 2023

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We would like to acknowledge the recent success of the following colleagues in completing and passing their National Professional Qualification; as a Trust, we would like to extend our very best wishes on this achievement and to celebrate their hard work and commitment to our young learners.

Church Hill School: Oliver Cooke – NPQ (Behaviour & Culture) & Jess Dyer – NPQ (Leading Learning)

Ipsley CE Academy: John Byrom – NPQ (Leading Teacher Development)

Gospel Oak School: Adam Bradnick – NPQ (Behaviour & Culture) & Amy Terry – NPQ (Leading Teacher Development)

Arrow Vale Academy: Tom Bayley – NPQ (Leading Teacher Development)

Holyhead School: Roshida Nessa – NPQ (Leading Teacher Development), Joshua Prentice – NPQ (Leading Learning) & Shivani Patel – NPQ (Leading Learning)

The impact which these studies have on the outcomes for pupils is immeasurable, and our colleagues can be assured that their endeavours are both appreciated and recognised throughout our organisation. We draw reference to our people, places, and processes, from our Distinctive Culture, and this dedication to self-development and the betterment of experiences and associated impact within our schools reflects our colleagues’ understanding of what differentiates our Trust and the contribution which such professional development collectively has on our pursuit of social justice through exceptional schools.

Meet our NPQ Facilitators

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Key Partners/DFE CPD

At the Central Region Schools Trust, we pride ourselves on our key relationships with partner hubs, alliances and networks across our schools and across a wide-reaching geographical landscape.

DFE Funding Opportunities 2022-23

Please click here to see what DFE funded opportunities are available 2022-23

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Physics Enhancement Courses (KS3/4)

Do you want to improve your subject knowledge, practical skills, pedagogy & confidence in the classroom?  The Ogden Trust is running FREE Subject Knowledge for Physics Teaching (SKPT) CPD with modules starting in October. 

Each SKPT module is led by a subject specialist and involves up to 20 hours of learning spread over eight weeks. The CPD includes face-to-face sessions, online tutorials and one to two hours of independent learning each week. A £200 bursary will be available to schools (subject to conditions) on successful completion of a module

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Professional Association Links

MFLAlliance Language LearningHome – Association for Language Learning (all-languages.org.uk)
GeographyGeographical AssociationGeographical Association – For Geography Teachers
HistoryHistorical AssociationHistorical Association – the UK national charity for history
PEAFPE (Association for PE)Home – Association for Physical Education – Association For Physical Education | P.E. (afpe.org.uk)
MathsCIMT, ATMCentre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching (cimt.org.uk)      
  Association of Teachers of Mathematics – ATM
ArtNSEADWe are the National Society for Education in Art and Design | NSEAD
ScienceSLPScience Learning Partnership (SLP) with STEM – DTSA
ComputingBC/The Chase/CASComputing at School (CAS) Home Page
DramaNational Drama Associationhttps://www.nationaldrama.org.uk/
EnglishNATEHome – NATE
D&TD&T AssociationWe support and champion design and technology education in schools – D&T Association (data.org.uk)
RENATRENational Association of Teachers of Religious Education (natre.org.uk)
PSHEPSHE AssociationPSHE Association | Charity and membership body for PSHE education (pshe-association.org.uk)
MusicMusic Teachers AssociationMusic Teachers’ Association – The UK’s association for music teachers and school music departments

Key Partners

  • Worcester University – ITT, Research School
  • Haybridge Teaching School Hub – ITT, ECF, NPQs, CPD
  • Arthur Terry Teaching School Hub – ITT, NPQs
  • Prince Henry’s Teaching school Hub – NLE work
  • Billesley Research School
  • Consultant Partners: John Tomsett, Marc Rowland, Alistair Smith, Rachel Higginson, Karl Rogerson

Regional Curriculum & Subject Network Hubs

For more information about regional curriculum hubs, please click here Curriculum Hubs — Haybridge Teaching School Hub

For more information about the regional subject networks, please email mpurslow@crst.org.uk as we have leads for primary science, secondary science and have access to information regarding regional English, computing, maths and science networks


Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) are outstanding middle & senior leaders who have the skills to support individuals or teams in similar positions in other schools. They understand what outstanding leadership practice in their area of expertise looks like and are skilled in helping other leaders to achieve it in their own context. The SLE role was created to help raise standards and improve the quality of school leadership through school-to-school support and peer-to-peer learning. This designation recognises the important role that senior and middle leaders play in improving schools and outcomes for children.

Governance Training

Please click here for details of our Governance Training and Strategy 2021-22