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  • Exciting Job Opportunity! Shropshire and Telford Education Partnership, STEP

    Published 02/05/23

    We currently have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to provide professional leadership, management for our Initial Teacher Training, Early Career Framework and Appropriate Body work as part of our Teaching School Hub work.

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  • ECT and AB Deadlines & Webinars

    Published 02/05/23

    ECT and Appropriate Body Important Dates and Information Summer 23 

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  • Appropriate Body Webinar Briefing

    Published 02/05/23

    Thursday 18th May 23 (3.30-4.30pm) An Appropriate Body joint webinar briefing will be held by STEP and Shropshire Local Authority to relevant schools within Shropshire

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  • Registration of ECTs for the Best Practice Network Summer 23 update!

    Published 06/03/23

    Registration of ECTs for the Best Practice Network Summer 23 update!

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  • Free online briefing Early Career Teacher Appropriate Body arrangements

    Published 16/02/23
    Free online briefing regarding Early Career Teacher Appropriate Body arrangements from September 2023 You will already be aware that the Government is transitioning the responsibility for the Early Career Teacher Appropriate Body services from loc
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  • National Centre for Computing Education

    Published 31/01/23

    The Department for Education has renewed its funding for STEM Learning to deliver the next phase of its national support for computing education in England.

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  • Get Into Teaching - Recruitment Event

    Published 19/01/23

    Would you like to find out more about a career in teaching?

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  • AB/ECF Welcome Event

    Published 08/11/22

    Shropshire and Telford Education Partnership Appropriate Body / Early Career Framework Welcome Event

    Our first Welcome event took place on Wednesday 28th September. We were delighted with the turnout, well over 100 of you. Speakers included Sam Morris, BPN Facilitator and Senior Leader at Ercall Wood; Kelly McKay, ECF Director and Alison Pope, Headteacher at The Priory School and STEP Executive Lead. We would like to formally thank our three speakers and those that attended and supported the event.

    We are pleased to introduce the newest edition to the STEP Appropriate Body/ Early Career Framework Team, Lucie Jenkins. Lucie is a highly experienced administrator who will be working alongside Rhian de Winter and assisting primarily with the Appropriate Body.

    For all enquiries, we now have the additional email:

    The deadline for PPR1s (Professional Progress Review 1) for first year ECTs is the 9th December. New and existing Mentors and Induction Tutors will be invited to a drop in support session with Ruth Shaw on Thursday 1st December at 4.00 should you have any queries about how to complete the form or any other general queries. This will be primarily aimed at new ECMs and Induction Tutors however everyone is welcome.

    The deadline for full-time second year ECTs’ PPR4s is the 9th December. If you have any queries please contact us and we will advise you.

    The registration cut-off for the Autumn has passed for Appropriate Body and ECF. Any new ECTs to your school will now commence induction in January 2022. For ECF, these ECTs will join an online- only group and will complete PPR1 at the end of the Spring Term.

    Best Practice Network Protocols

    Just a few reminders for delegates:

    • Attendance at all sessions is our expectation. Funding may be affected should ECTs and ECMs not engage
    • For online modules, please use your own device (BPN can’t track attendance with more than one person accessing a single device)
    • Camera on to aid engagement
    • Microphone on
    • Quiet, focused environment

    Accessing the Participant Dashboard

    Participant Dashboard link (Please bookmark for easy future access).

    Participant Dashboard Username:         Email that you signed up with in your application
    Participant Dashboard Password:          Will be the same as you used in your application

    Information about your Participant Dashboard:
    This is your go-to portal for everything to do with your ECM and ECT Journey. This can be used to:

    • View your schedule of events for the year (‘Events’ tab)
    • Access the links to your online events (‘Events’ tab)
    • Access the Canvas virtual learning environment – where you will undertake the online modules

    If you can't remember your password follow the instructions within the link.


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  • Science Learning Partnership Primary & Secondary CPD Updates

    Published 21/10/22
    The North Midlands and Black Country Science Learning Partnerships continue to deliver a series of CPD courses for teachers of STEM subjects that cover subject knowledge, pedagogy, curriculum design and health & safety. Each course is led by one
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  • Senior Mental Health DfE Funding available!

    Published 18/05/22

    The Department for Education announced they were releasing another £3 million worth of grants for Senior Mental Health Lead training. Schools and colleges in England (excluding independent schools) can apply for a £1200 grant to cover the cost of training and associated cover.

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  • Staffordshire Research School

    Published 10/05/22

    FREE professional development sessions with Staffordshire Research School

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  • Bookmark Offering 1-1 reading for pupils in Year 1-4

    Published 17/02/22

    Charity Bookmark that offers 1-1 support to improve reading for pupils in Year 1-4.

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