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Latest Updates

Targeted Support Funding for Small Schools

In addition to the full scholarship funding for all state-maintained schools and academies, the DfE have announced additional payments to small schools to enable them to support their teachers and leaders to undertake NPQs. This ‘Targeted Support Fund’ will give a grant payment of £200 per participant to settings with 1-600 pupils, for each teacher or leader they employ who participates in an NPQ. 

If this is your school book with us now to secure your NPQ place for next year! Read More

Information Sessions – email to register  


EEF report

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published Moving forwards, making a difference: A planning guide for schools 2022 – 23, to support schools and trusts in their planning efforts in the academic year ahead. It proposes a tiered model that focuses upon high-quality teaching, targeted academic support and wider strategies (such as improving attendance) to aid leaders’ existing planning efforts.

NPQ information

There are some new NPQ blogs on the Ambition Institute website which you may find interesting :

NPQ Information Sessions – email to register your interest in a session to explain the NPQ programmes in more detail if you would like this information to help you in your decision-making.

ECT Information sessions for Headteachers

These 30min virtual sessions will be suitable for school leaders and induction co-ordinators who have ECTs in their school in the coming year. Click here to see dates and to book directly. 

Subject Network Meetings

Working with local schools across the Black Country we are developing a series of Networks where practitioners can share good practice and the latest news and developments. Click below to find the forthcoming dates for both primary and secondary networks.

Curriculum Hub News

An important role of the Teaching School hub is to signpost relevant high quality professional development run by the Curriculum Hubs. We promote the work of the Maths, English, Computing, Science and Behaviour Hubs as well as signposts CPD from local Research Schools. Click below to go to their websites for the most up to date information.

Find out more HERE.


Birmingham and Central Midlands run an excellent range of Primary courses – CLICK HERE to find out more for the summer 2022. 


27th June 2022 - Computing Conferences for both primary and secondary teachers – don’t miss the opportunity to find out more!

Primary conference Click HERE

Secondary conference Click HERE

Featured Programmes

June and July sessions for Headteachers covering the ECF programme – join colleagues from Ambition Institute to ask everything you would like to know about the programme for ECTs and mentors in your school  

Session Sign Up Click HERE


As part of the EEF’s involvement in the DfE's Accelerator Fund, Research Schools are now promoting and recruiting for the 6-module Supporting Recovery programme. This new programme is linked to recovery and evidence-informed leadership and teaching. We are delighted to be able to offer this programme for free to all schools within our area.

Learn more HERE.