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Inspire Learning Teaching School Hub NW ECF Facilitators

Information and Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a facilitator for Inspire Learning Teaching School Hub NW .


In January 2021 the Department for Education announced 87 Teaching School Hubs. 

Inspire Learning Teaching School Hub serves the regions of Liverpool and Wirral. The designated lead school is St John Plessington Catholic College and Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust, working in partnership with St John Bosco Arts College alongside other key partners. We provide world class training and opportunities for all teachers, leaders, phases and sectors across the region.

Teaching School Hubs are central to the training and development of teachers from all phases/types of schools, throughout their career. Our core activities are:

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

Become a facilitator

We are now ready to recruit our second cohort of expert and experienced facilitators to deliver the Early Career Framework programme from Autumn 2024

This document gives information about the programme and how you can apply to be involved.

Skills and experience 

Essential Desirable
Qualified Teacher Status.
Experience of delivering professional development programmes.
Excellent organisational skills.
Experience of delivering training online.
Successful track record of working with other professionals effectively
within your own school / MAT/ organisation.
Experience in the mentoring or coaching of colleagues.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Have the support of your head teacher/governing body or relevant line manager to undertake the role.

Early Career Framework Facilitators

Inspire Learning Teaching School Hub has chosen UCL as our Lead Partner to deliver the fully funded ECF programme, which is available free of charge to all schools in our Hub area.

The ECF programme will be delivered through a cluster model to Early Career Teachers (ECTs) from September 2022.

Who should apply? 

We welcome applications from experienced teachers, middle leaders, senior leaders and ITT/ECF mentors, who understand the Early Career Framework and its intention to support Early Career Teacher development. 

What does the role involve? 

Early Career Framework facilitators will be working with Early Career Teachers in the first two years of their teaching career, delivering a series of face-to-face and online sessions using materials prepared as part of the UCL Early Career Teacher Programme

Time commitment and start date 

We expect to need lead facilitators for about 8.5 days a year (this includes time for planning), working with both ECTs and mentors, and including time spent training for the facilitator role itself. A typical face-to-face session lasts two hours, online sessions last one hour and sessions will be spread across the school year. 

All materials for the sessions are supplied by UCL, therefore there will not be excessive preparation time involved. 

All ECF facilitators will need to be available for a training day in the Summer Term and ready to start the role in September 2022.

What CPD benefits are there to becoming an ECF facilitator?

  • An understanding of excellent practice in leading adult learning.
  • An understanding of how evidence-based practice can be used to develop ECT professional development.
  • An in-depth understanding of the new statutory requirements for the registration, induction, mentoring and assessment requirements, as regulated and quality assured by the new Appropriate Bodies for ECF.


Inspire Learning Teaching School Hub will pay trained facilitators for each professional development session or programme at a rate of £350 per day.

How to apply – Fully Recruited

Please complete the online application form and ensure that you have a supporting statement from your head teacher (or governing body if a head teacher/relevant line manager if a consultant working outside of a school context). 

Deadline for return of applications: recruitment will be ongoing until the end of the academic year

Interviews: June 2024

Queries: Please email – 

Thank you again for your interest in becoming a facilitator for Inspire Teaching School Hub NW.