About us

Designated by the Department for Education (DfE) in February 2021, Bright Futures Teaching School Hubs offer support to all schools in two hub areas Trafford & Salford and Manchester & Stockport and to established partner schools and trusts beyond these areas.  Our remit will cover all phases and types of schools. 

Our two Bright Futures Teaching School Hubs have a set of core functions which support schools and trusts to invest in their workforce to grow, recruit, develop and retain the very best teachers, support staff and leaders.  We will achieve this through a place-based bespoke approach to signposting and delivering high-quality progressive teacher development programmes that complement the internal support provided by schools and trusts.  Our vision acknowledges that teacher and leadership development are two of the most important forms of school improvement.  We will achieve this by:

  • enhancing partnership working with schools, trusts and high-quality providers; improving the communication of opportunities with the workforce
  • introducing new professional learning opportunities
  • supporting teachers and leaders to make informed choices when selecting continuous professional development (CPD) and support
  • ensuring that no school is left behind


The Teaching School Hubs’ role is to undertake the following core activities:

  • Delivery of the Early Career Framework (ECF)
  • Delivery of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)
  • Delivery of Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
  • Providing Appropriate Body (AB) services for Early Career Teachers (ECT)
  • Other Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

These core activities will be central to the training and development of teachers throughout their career.