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Northern Lights Teaching School Hub

August 9, 2021

Northern Lights Teaching School Hub: South Tyne & Wear!

Community – Support – Integrity – Pride – Voice of the Region


At the Northern Lights Teaching School Hub we are committed to working in partnership with all Early Years providers, Primary, Secondary, Alternative Provision, Special Schools, Further and Higher Education providers and other stakeholders in our region. We firmly believe that this Hub belongs to our region and our partners. We want every teacher, school leader, and other school staff and Governors to have the best professional development that they can and we are committed to providing this, signposting to other providers and commissioning development opportunities where there are gaps in the region.

We have a long track record of working in ITT, working with the Dfe on recruitment and retention (our CEO sits on the Expert Advisory Group for recruitment and retention that launched the Early Career Framework along with other recruitment and retention strategies).

We work in partnership with other curriculum hubs in our region, research schools and other key stakeholders including Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead Local Authorities, CofE & Catholic Dioceses and Sunderland University. We are also committed to working in partnership with other Teaching School Hubs in our region.

We exist ultimately to support our region in having the best professional development offer from the moment someone decides they want to train as a teacher in our region, right throughout their career through the Early Career Framework (ECF), National Professional Qualifications , providing Appropriate Body services and other training and support.

As we said – this Hub belongs to you, so please do get in touch and tell us what you need and want from us! We can be contacted at


Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear  SR3 4EE

Tel: 0191 561 5777

Office Opening Times

Mon-Thurs: 8am – 4:30pm

Friday: 8am – 4pm

Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA

Tel: 0191 561 4777



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