ITT Hub Model

Student teachers will be welcomed into our training hub, which has a track record of supporting trainee teachers in becoming outstanding practitioners. We feel that you will greatly benefit from the consistency and support across our network of schools. You will be placed in one of our schools and will rotate on placement to experience different settings and key stages. Weekly hub meetings will see you coming together for training, observations of best practice and the development of your own professional learning community. 

  • Weekly hub CPD sessions,
  • Training for mentors,
  • Students placed with exemplary class teachers,
  • Strong support network across schools,
  • Large group of past IOE students now NQTs/ second year teachers acting as hub ambassadors.

CPD sessions take place every week whilst the students are on school practice. This is in addition to their PPA time and scheduled cross phase each week. The first part of each session is tailored to the needs of the students based on their initiatives, evaluations and reflections. This provides an opportunity for students to share ideas, reflect on the week and think ahead. The second part is planned and delivered by lead practitioners within the Federation and is in line with the school’s teaching and learning policy. It is mapped alongside the teaching sessions provided by the IOE. This model aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice. All this is provided in addition to the sessions provided at university - it is an additional layer of support.

The hub has been identified by OFSTED in their recent report on the IOE , as both innovative, and a model of best practice. Based on their recommendation, this model, originating within Primary Advantage, is being rolled out across London and beyond.

Dates and Bookings

Schools have increased responsibility to offer ongoing in-house CPDto their student teachers. This contributes to their training plan and in turn develops well rounded teachers whose practice is underpinned by educational theory. The ITT hub is a network of student teachers who come together throughout the year to receive input on pedagogy and practice ranging from behaviour management to keeping evidence for their QTS files.