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ITE Bursary

In October, the Department of Education released their funding guidance for 2020/21 applicants, which has meant some changes for applicants in certain subjects. Good news for those considering [...]

Taster Day

The Teaching School opened its doors during October for the first Taster Day of the year. New for 2019, interested candidates are given the opportunity to not only spend time with departments in [...]

Skills Tests

Applicants for teacher training in 2020/21 have been informed that they no longer need to pass professional skills tests to qualify for a place. Providers have been tasked with working with [...]

Sport England

Sport England is investing up to £13.5 million of lottery funding to help secondary schools foster a more positive attitude towards sport and physical activity in their pupils. Every secondary [...]


The NFTS has been successful in securing funding to deliver Teacher Subject Specialism Training this year in Maths, French and Spanish. The purpose of Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) [...]

NQT Conference

Caroline Bentley Davis has led our NQT conference for the last three years and is back again this year by popular demand. Caroline is a Teaching and Learning expert who always manages to [...]

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John Taylor Teaching School Hub

Announcing John Taylor Teaching School Hub

We are pleased to announce that John Taylor has been designated as one of 11 Teaching School Hubs in the West Midlands to be operational from September 2021, serving schools in East Staffordshire, Tamworth, Lichfield, Cannock, North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth. As John Taylor Teaching School Hub we will continue to offer ITE and CPD provision and we will still offer our Appropriate Body Services. In addition, we will be delivering the Early Career Framework across our region and a full suite of NPQs, including the new specialist NPQs.

We will shortly be launching our new website and will advise as soon as this is up and running. Exciting times!