Inspire Learning’s director cherry-picked for guest speech at the Power of 87 event

Inspire Learning Teaching School Hub (TSH) director, Jane Kennedy, has been selected to deliver a guest speech at the second annual Teaching School Hubs Council’s Power of 87 event.

The event brings hubs from around the country together to share best practices, network, and receive training. This year the event takes place in Birmingham on Thursday, 27 April.

Jane will deliver an impulse on recruitment and engagement discussion, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session for attendees.

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.”

It is a huge honour that Inspire Learning TSH NW has been selected from 87 hubs nationally to discuss its recruitment and engagement.

“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 said.

The event is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the hub. It is also 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.

The 87 teaching school hubs are school-led centres of excellence for teacher and leadership training and development. Each hub serves a designated area of the country, ensuring every school has access to support and bridging the gap between local needs and national policy.

The school hub programme launched in 2021 to replace the former network of around 750 teaching schools. In October 2022, the government announced an injection of £180m into the education sector as part of the COVID-19 recovery.

The investment, which benefits every region across England, was introduced to support professional development and help build strong leadership skills within the sector.

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