Welcome to the Xavier Teaching School Hub

Xavier Teaching School Hub – partnering with schools to develop teachers and leaders through outstanding training and professional development

What is the teaching school hub programme?

The teaching school hub programme is part of a comprehensive strategy dedicated to supporting teachers throughout their teaching career. It forms part of the implementation of the recruitment and retention strategy to raise teacher quality and effectiveness. You can read more about the Department’s Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy here.

How will the Xavier Teaching School Hub support you?

Our mission
Our mission is to partner with schools to recruit, develop and retain outstanding teachers and leaders.
We will do this by working with schools to define and deliver the very best in training, development and support – for the benefit of all students in our care.

Our goals

  1. School leaders and teachers will have a clear and cohesive understanding of all the teacher and leadership training and development available to them.
  2. We will partner with schools to define the training and development priorities for their school.
  3. We will support evidence based professional development for everyone – from early career teachers to executive leadership.
  4. We will support our schools by advising on outstanding training and professional development.
  5. All teaching colleagues, within our remit, will be able to access a wider range of high-quality training and development.


Our teaching school hub region

The team and partners

Amy Jackson
Xavier Teaching School Hub Director
Amy Harper
Teach SouthEast Director
Maria Dawes
Schools Alliance for Excellent (SAfE)
Steve Poole
Surrey Teaching Schools Network (STSN)


What’s involved in the teaching school hub?

Teaching school hubs will provide high-quality professional development to teachers at all stages of their careers. We will work with you, and our partners, on the following activities:

  • Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
  • The Early Career Framework (ECT) for Early Career Teachers (previously called NQTs)
  • Appropriate Body (AB) services (Click here to find out more)
  • The new, specialist NPQs for experienced teachers and middle leaders
  • The refreshed Leadership NPQs
  • Continued professional development underpinned by the latest educational research.


Information materials and events

Introductory information about our hub

During April we ran two webinars to share introductory information about the Xavier Teaching School Hub.  As the designated teaching school hub for your area, we’re keen to ensure you have all the information you need to work with us in the coming months.

  • Watch our introductory webinar here
  • Reference our introductory webinar presentation here


Early Career Framework and ECT Appropriate Body Service

Xavier Teaching School Hub, in partnership with Teach SouthEast, are delighted to be offering a unique provision for early career teachers, their mentors and schools. We offer both the Early Career Framework (ECF) and Appropriate Body services to schools.

  • To watch our Xavier ECF video click here
  • To learn more about the detail of our Xavier Early Career Framework Programme watch our webinar here
  • Click here to download the Xavier Early Career Framework information flyer.
  • Register for our ECT services here
  • To read more about your options, and the detail of our Full Induction Programme click here
  • To read more about our partner Teach First click here


Early Career Framework reforms

The Full Induction Programme is currently being run in four areas of the country as part of an early roll-out of these reforms. Recently, the Department for Education interviewed early career teachers, their mentors and school leaders to discuss their experience of the Full Induction Programme.  You can watch this video here



From September 2021, a reformed suite of NPQs will be available for teachers and leaders. We are working in partnership with STSN to deliver the NPQ suite of programmes within the region.

  • You can learn more about NPQs by watching this short video
  • You can read more about the National Professional Qualification (NPQ) reforms here


Upcoming webinars:

Over the next two weeks, we will be running two webinars to give you more information on our Early Career Framework (ECF) provision and to answer any questions that you have. Please sign up to attend one of the Headteacher and Senior Leader online ECF briefings below to find out more about our ECF and AB offer.
Date Time Zoom details
Wednesday 19th May 4-5 pm Webinar 19th May
Wednesday 26th May 4-5 pm Webinar 26th May


The Department for Education is also running a session on the Early Career Framework which you can book onto below:

  • 4pm-5pm, 20 May & 17 June: DfE Early Career Framework Explainer Webinars for Schools. The DfE is running webinars for schools interested in finding out more about the upcoming changes to statutory induction. These sessions can be booked via eventbrite here.