NPQs – Apply for Autumn 2022!

We are so happy to be offering NPQs for Autumn 2022 after the successful launch in 2021! We will be running all programmes in partnership with UCL delivered by a team of experienced facilitators.

Find out more about the programmes we offer on the NPQ tab, you can apply now on DfE portal.

Our NPQ Delivery Lead, Louise Astbury will be holding an NPQ webinar for anyone thinking of signing up for Autumn 2022.

Sign up on the links below and find more about the NPQs we offer:

26th May 4.00-5.00pm

9th June 4.00-5.00pm

EMTSH Spring half-term

It has been a great half-term at the East Manchester Teaching School Hub! We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Early Career Teachers, Mentors and Induction Tutors – we are delighted to be working with you.


The intake has now closed for January registration, we have enjoyed meeting our new Early Career Teachers in the online learning community sessions last week! If you couldn’t attend, please make sure you catch up with the recording on UCL eXtend.

The intake is now open for April registrations, if you have any Early Career Teachers starting in April you can register them on the DfE website.

Appropriate Body

All new Early Career Teachers require an Appropriate Body for quality assurance of progress reviews and assessments. If you haven’t yet registered your Early Career Teacher with an Appropriate Body, please get in touch!


Welcome to our new facilitators who are getting ready for the Spring cohort. Applications have now closed, those who have applied will receive more information shortly.

Applications will reopen in the Summer for the Autumn 2022 intake. More information on the new suite of NPQ’s can be found here

NPQs : Apply now for a February start

Following the successful launch of the reformed NPQs in November, applications are now open for our February cohorts !

The East Manchester Teaching School Hub will be running all programmes, led by a team of experienced facilitators from across the partnership.






Apply now !

Register now on the DfE application portal here by the 21st January 2022, selecting UCL as the provider.

Return applications to UCL by 28th January 2022 at the latest.

To find out more about the programmes and our approach to delivery, join our NPQ Delivery Lead, Louise Astbury, on the 6th January for a Q and A webinar :

We are looking forward to working with you !

NPQs : Spotlight on Leading Behaviour and Culture

The NPQ Leading Behaviour and Culture is a brand new programme designed to support leadership development for colleagues currently in roles, or aspiring to hold, roles such as :

  • Academic Year Leader
  • Pastoral Year Leader
  • Phase or Key Stage Leader
  • Learning Mentors
  • Inclusion Leaders
  • HLTAs
  • Leaders with responsibility for wellbeing or behaviour
  • Leaders with responsibility for pupils’ safety and wellbeing
  • Teacher and support staff who work in Pupil Referral Units or Alternative Provision.

Applicants for this programme are not required to have QTS

As with all the NPQs, this programme is fully funded for all colleagues working in state schools and will cover three modules:

1.Culture and Ethos

2. Curriculum and Teaching

3. Organisational Effectiveness

Module 2 is designed from the Early Career Framework and suitable for staff at all levels and responsibilities.

“Developing a sustainable culture of teacher excellence is the central role of every leader in education , at every level, in every context”

“Leaders are of course integral to creating a culture where teachers can thrive and strive to develop excellent practice in their classrooms”

“ALL members of staff in a school can contribute to a culture of teacher excellence, therefore it is vital that all colleagues have an awareness of the evidence base that underpins effective teaching”

Lomax, J(2021) Teacher Excellence at the Heart of Leadership. IMPACT(Chartered College of Teaching)

To find out more about the programmes and our approach to delivery, join our NPQ Lead, Louise Astbury, on the 6th January for a Q and A webinar :

Apply now !

Register on the DfE application portal application portal Register for a National Professional Qualification ( by 21st January 2022 – selecting UCL as the provider

Return applications to UCL by 28th January 2022 at the latest.

CPD: Curriculum Hubs

The East Manchester Teaching School Hub is delighted to be working in partnership with the DfE approved Curriculum Hubs to support teachers and leaders across our region with high quality curriculum focused CPD.

Maths Hubs

Maths Hubs support the development of teachers and leaders of Maths across all phases. Find out more about the fully funded development opportunities available to you:

North West 1 Maths Hub (Oldham)

Computing Hub

The Computing Hub for Greater Manchester, based at Tameside College, has a range of CPD available across all phases to support teachers and leaders of Computing. Departments in Oldham and Tameside can also access a free half day of specialist school to school support.

Find out more about the funding and bursaries available to schools here

Find the latest Computing Hub programmes here

The Science Learning Partnership

The Science Learning Partnership provides subject-specific CPD across the phases for teachers and leaders of Science. Find out more about the courses and bursaries available here:

Primary Science CPD click here

Secondary Science CPD click here

New Code of Conduct for Teaching School Hubs adopted by East Manchester Teaching School Hub

The Teaching School Hubs Council (TSHC) has produced a code of conduct for Teaching School Hubs.

Grounded in the Seven Nolan Principles of Public Life, it is consistent with the conditions of designation set by the DfE and the guidance provided by the TSHC.

The East Manchester Teaching School Hub is pleased to adopt this code of conduct and feel it aligns closely with our own values.

East Manchester Teaching School Hub is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ