Inspire Learning Teaching School Hub (TSH) director, Jane Kennedy, recently delivered a guest speech at the second annual Teaching School Hubs Council’s Power of 87 event after being selected by the council to do so.
The event brought hubs from around the country together to share best practices, network, and receive training. This year, the event took place in Birmingham on Thursday 27 April.
Jane delivered an impulse on recruitment and engagement to a full room of attendees, sharing her ideas on how the recruitment and retention issue within teaching can be tackled, as well as the collaboration needed to do so. This was followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.
Since the hub’s inception, Jane has spearheaded the implementation of pioneering engagement strategies that have significantly impacted the training delivered through the Liverpool and Wirral hubs.
Remaining humble, Jane credits Inspire Learning TSH’s facilitators, induction tutors and school mentors, and ECTs for the hub’s recognisable success.
She said: “I am extremely proud of the hub’s recruitment and engagement as part of the national rollout of the ECF (early career framework) programme.”
“To be recognised and selected for such a prestigious honour is fantastic and a testament to the hard work of everyone involved in the delivery and participation of training at the hubs,” Jane added.
The event was the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the hub and a chance for fellow hubs to understand the engagement strategies that have been successful for Inspire Learning TSH and implement those in their respective areas.
Under Jane’s leadership, Inspire Learning TSH has gone from strength to strength and is now recognised as one of the leading hubs nationally.
Across Liverpool and Wirral, Inspire Learning TSH supports 290 schools, with just over 1250 Early Careers Framework participants and 348 NPQ (national professional qualification) participants.