Teaching School, Hubs & Networks

The Three Rivers Teaching School Hub, based at The King Edward VI School in Morpeth, is the hub for Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland. They deliver:

  • school-based initial teacher training
  • the early career framework, and Appropriate Body services
  • national professional qualifications

National Professional Qualifications available through 3RTSH:

National Professional Qualification for Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)
National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching (NPQLT)
National Professional Qualification for Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)
National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)
National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)
National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL)
National Professional Qualification for Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL)
National Professional Qualification for Leading Literacy (NPQLL)


English Hubs will promote a love of reading and help schools provide excellent teaching in phonics and early language. They will focus on supporting the slowest progress children in Reception and Year 1 and ensure every child is successful, regardless of background, needs or abilities.

The Great North Maths Hub is part of the Maths Hubs programme funded by the (DfE).

We support, fund and run professional development for mathematics teachers and teaching assistants across all phases, with a mission to provide sustainable and long-term improvements to mathematics education.

The North East and Northumberland hub will work with you to identify your computing needs and provide a targeted programme of support to help embed this key subject in your school. Support includes high-quality CPD with generous bursaries; teaching and learning resources; and school-to-school support.

At STEM Learning, our commitment to STEM education is part of everything we do. Whether that’s delivering teacher CPD (continuing professional development) in STEM subjects, bringing STEM role models into schools as part of the STEM Ambassador Programme or providing bespoke, long-term support for groups of schools in collaboration with companies through our ENTHUSE Partnerships, our aim is always the same – to provide a world-leading STEM education for all young people across the UK.

The team at the North East STEM Hub run the North East STEM Ambassador Hub, covering Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and Tees Valley.

The team help to facilitate STEM Ambassadors from a wide range of STEM backgrounds, volunteering their time and support to promote STEM subjects and inspire our young learners. With a network of over a thousand dedicated and inspiring volunteers in the North East, the North East STEM Hub works hard to support the STEM curriculum, raise awareness of STEM careers as well as motivate and bring learning to life.

The National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy (NCELP) was set up in December 2018. They work in partnership with university researchers, teacher educators and expert practitioners to improve language curriculum design and pedagogy.

They are funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and co-directed by The University of York and The Cam Academy Trust.

Music Education Hubs are groups of organisations – such as schools and academy trusts, Local Authorities, music and wider arts education organisations, community or youth organisations and more - working in partnership to deliver high-quality music provision for all children and young people.

Music Education Hubs respond to local need and deliver the requirements outlined in the National Plan for Music Education

The Behaviour Hubs programme pairs lead schools with exemplary behaviour practices, with partner schools who want and need to improve pupil behaviour.

The programme is flexible with a tailored offer of support depending on partner schools’ circumstances

Providing high quality careers education involves bringing lots of organisations together in a focussed and co-ordinated way for young people. Across England this is done through Careers Hubs spread locally across the country. Read more about how we bring together businesses, apprenticeship and in-work training providers with schools and colleges to help every young person to find their best next step.

The Advanced Mathematics Support Programme is a government-funded initiative. It aims to increase participation in Core Maths, AS/A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, and improve the teaching of these level 3 maths qualifications.

The programme provides national support for teachers and students in state-funded schools and colleges in England. Additional support is offered in areas of low social mobility so that, whatever their gender, background or location, students can choose their best post-16 maths pathway and have access to high quality teaching.

Subject Associations are membership organisations, whose members are subject experts. Subject associations are, independent of Government, often charities and their mission is to further teaching and learning in a specific subject in schools, colleges and ITE in universities.

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