STAFF and students at Prince Henry’s High School are celebrating after the school was selected to become a Teaching School Hub
After seven successful years as a Teaching School, the Victoria Avenue school has been selected by the Department for Education to become one of 87 Teaching School Hubs in England.
These hubs will provide high-quality professional development opportunities for teachers and school leaders, including playing a key role in supporting trainee teachers as they start their careers.
Prince Henry’s and Haybridge High School and Sixth Form in Hagley will become local centres of excellence for teacher and leadership training later this year.
As a centre of excellence, Prince Henry’s High School will provide career development support to around 250 schools in the Worcestershire districts of Malvern Hills, Worcester, Wychavon and Wyre Forest as well as all of Herefordshire.
Headteacher Dr Tony Evans said: “We have worked for many years with schools across Worcestershire and Herefordshire and we have seen huge strides in recent years in relation to provision for initial teacher training, professional development opportunities and support for schools.
“The Teaching School Hub will allow these opportunities to be taken to the next level, and will be a huge benefit for pupils and students in the years to come.
“In writing the bid, I would like to thank deputy headteacher Antonia Lungley and in particular, Andy Duffy who has successfully developed our School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) during the past four years.”