We work closely with Department for Education approved Curriculum Hubs to provide regional and national expertise. Curriculum Hubs work with schools to provide subject specific CPD and other training and development opportunities.

Computing Hub

All Saints RC School, York is the designated Computer Hub for York, East and South Yorkshire, The Humber Region and parts of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

The DfE is funding support for schools that wish to improve or update the teaching and learning of computing. The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) has been set up to offer this support, which includes:

  • bespoke 1:1 support from a Subject Matter Expert (half a day)
  • support with planning, resources, and assessment
  • access to the NCCE’s Teach Computing curriculum (KS1 – 4)
  • tailored CPD for all staff
  • free online courses
  • face-to-face and remote courses with a bursary of £220 for completing a course*

*the first teacher from each school is eligible for a one-off bursary for a course completed remotely or face to face and taking place within school hours.

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Edtech Demonstrator

The EdTech Demonstrator Programme was developed by the Department for Education to ensure schools and colleges across England could access free, expert advice on educational technology.

Outwood Edtech can support schools and colleges in strategically planning for the long term implementation of technology in their setting, whilst also:

  • Providing support, guidance and CPD surrounding reducing teacher workload, with ways that technology can be used to ensure teacher’s time is focussed on teaching and learning.
  • Providing research-informed guidance and training on using Edtech for impact, to build on the success of the use of Edtech over the past year.
  • Providing support on procurement of devices and best practices.
  • Supporting an inclusive curriculum, including pupils with SEND and excluded students.
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Yorkshire Endeavour English Hub

The Hub focuses on three crucial priority areas:

Age appropriate phonics provision

Encouraging best practice in systematic synthetic phonics teaching from school based early years provision to the end of key stage 1 and as the primary reading strategy throughout the school. This includes:

  • Encouraging fidelity to a single systematic synthetic phonics programme
  • Supporting effective use of decodable books in the early stages of learning to read to establish phonic decoding
  • Supporting effective practice in formative assessment in relation to phonics / early reading.

Early language development

Providing evidence-based approaches to early language development and closing the word gap in school-based early years settings, including appropriate use of formative assessment. Building children’s speaking and listening skills in a language rich provision that are well matched to the children’s individual abilities. This allows for planning for progression and preparing children to learn to read.

Promoting a love of reading

Encouraging reading for enjoyment; supporting whole school reading approaches, reading to children at least once a day and encouraging reading at home as well as developing teachers’ knowledge of appropriate children’s literature. Ensuring that reading and language is embedded across the curriculum and is taught in a purposeful way. Children are confident presenting their work and using different types of texts to achieve their goals. Developing reflective practitioners who can talk confidently about books and use this creativity in their own work.

The English Hub runs a number of events, training sessions and meetings throughout the year. Check out their website to see what is available.

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Huntington Research School

Huntington Research School is our local research school for the York area.

It has been one of the schools at the forefront of making evidence-based practice the norm in schools. As a Research School their core purpose is to:

  • share and disseminate the very best of evidence-based practice to schools and teachers across Yorkshire and the Humber
  • provide evidence-based training
  • host conferences and events
  • support schools and other educational organisations across the region

As a teaching school for the York area we work alongside Huntington to ensure that between us, we offer schools the best CPD, training and support available.

They also run a number of research based events where they share the outcomes of their findings.

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Yorkshire Ridings Maths Hub

The Maths Hubs programme brings together mathematics education professionals in a national network of Hubs, each locally led by an outstanding school or college, working in partnership with neighbouring schools, colleges, universities, CPD providers, maths experts and employers.

Pathfinder are honoured to be on the Strategic Board of the Yorkshire Ridings Maths Hub through our Teaching School Hub Director, Alexis Green-Harding.

The Yorkshire Ridings Maths Hub is based at Harrogate Grammar School in North Yorkshire, but works to provide the best possible support for schools in the North Yorkshire, York and East Riding Local Authority Districts.

The Maths Hub runs a number of projects, training sessions and meetings throughout the year. Check out their website to see what is available.

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North Yorkshire Coast Research School

Settrington All Saints’ primary school is the designated Research School for the North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area. They work collaboratively with other research schools and associate research schools to support the use of evidence-based practice in schools.

Since designation in 2017, they have expanded their collaborative reach to not only include the North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity area of the Borough of Scarborough, but have also worked with schools in Ryedale, Hull and East Riding, to date they have worked with in excess of 100 schools across a varied range of projects.

A key strength, and particular interest, for the school is research in mathematics. Published research has included an NCETM project (around Y2/3 transition in maths), using online platforms for reading discussion groups and dyslexia in mathematics. They also lead a Maths KS2/3 transition project that has over 50 schools, across 3 geographical areas participating.

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Science Learning Partnership
South and East Yorkshire

This is a partnership between Hallam Teaching School Alliance and STEM Learning. They can offer schools:

  • CPD delivered within schools or clusters of schools.
  • One to one support for Science subject leaders.
  • Support for science departments to move to good or to outstanding.
  • Science CPD to move teaching towards outstanding.
  • Support for the science teachers at every level of their career – NQTs, RQTs and beyond.
  • Professional development for outstanding practitioners in delivery of CPD.
  • School to school support in delivery of the new specifications and programmes of study.
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Science Learning Partnership
North and West Yorkshire

North and West Yorkshire Science Learning Partnership (SLP) is part of STEM Learning. STEM Learning is the UK’s largest provider of education and careers support in science, technology, engineering and maths. We support all schools including EYFS, primary, secondary, special and FE colleges. We are a science support staff specialist SLP, which includes teaching assistants and technicians across all phases.

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