Wider CPD

Teaching School Hubs' primary role is to address the teacher development needs of their local area first and foremost through the delivery of the national frameworks (ECF, NPQs, and ITT). To address remaining unmet professional development needs in our local area, we look to see how these could be met through existing DfE-approved provision or programmes, such as those provided by our partner Curriculum Hubs and only after that does the TSH look to deliver its own CPD, which must meet the DfE Teacher CPD Standard.

Any CPD that is delivered under the TSH umbrella, using TSH funding, must adhere to the following principles:


  • CPD must not duplicate, contradict or compete with ECF, NPQs and ITT delivery;
  • CPD must not compromise or distract from delivery of ECF, NPQs and ITT;
  • CPD must be based on robust evidence and meet the DfE CPD standard;
  • CPD must meet a specific need identified in the TSH region;
  • Subject-specific CPD must be approved by or aligned with relevant Curriculum Hub(s)


For 2021/22 our focus is on the golden thread, along with:

  • the NASENCo Award
  • Language First Programme, Cohort 4 and 
  • Communication, Language and Literacy with Maths in the new EYFS Statutory Framework

Our approach for mental health through the Teaching  School Hub is to signpost to the DfE’s senior mental health lead training. 

Through our collaborative networks we hope to develop a needs-led approach to the local CPD requirements of our teachers and staff in future years.