The Spencer Teaching School Hub

We are pleased to share that The Spencer Academies Trust, George Spencer Teaching School Alliance and Chetwynd Spencer Academy as the named lead school have been named the Spencer Teaching School Hub serving the areas of Derby, South Derbyshire, Erewash and beyond.

As a result, George Spencer Teaching School will be formally disbanded from 31st August. Spencer Teaching School will still work with partners across the region to provide:

  • initial teacher training
  • early career training and appropriate body support
  • leadership training and development through the new suite of NPQs
Spencer Academies Trust currently offers a wide suite of training, from initial teacher training with the George Spencer Academy SCITT through to the leadership programmes offered by the George Spencer and Inclusive Teaching School Alliances, the Maths Hub East Midlands West (George Spencer Academy) the Derby Research School (at Wyndham Primary Academy.) The newly established Spencer Apprenticeships also brings new opportunities. Working in partnership with other providers across the region, the new Teaching School Hub will extend its reach and range of training programmes to support schools in the region.

The designation is an acknowledgment of all that our family of schools and wider network of partners have contributed towards and built over many years – we have shared values and a commitment to the school-led system which has allowed together to show demonstrable impact on pupils and teachers beyond our own schools gates. This is our next step together as our work formally starts with the launch in September 2021.

The Teaching School Hubs formally launch programmes in September 2021 and school leaders across the region are encouraged to sign up to communications, including our fortnightly bulletins – click here to register for this.


Working in Partnership with the Education Development Trust

We are pleased to share that we will be offering both the fully funded Early Career Framework for all Early Career Teachers, and the new suite of NPQs in partnership with the Education Development Trust. To find out more and sign up for the new national programmes, please see links below:

  • Early Career Framework with the Education Development Trust – click here
  • The new suite of National Professional Qualifications – click here


For more information about the Spencer Teaching School Hub, please click here for our new website.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our team are on hand to offer support – don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Tammy Elward

Director of the Spencer Teaching School Hub and Derby Research School

The Spencer Alliance for Leadership and Teaching