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Deadline for return of applications: please complete the application form by no later than 21st May 2024

Inspire Learning Teaching School Hub NW 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, which is a part of Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust. We work 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 next cohort of expert and experienced facilitators to deliver the Early Career Framework programme and the full suite of National Professional Qualifications

Who should apply? 

We welcome applications from experienced teachers, middle leaders, senior leaders.

For ECF, applications from experienced ITT/ECT mentors and Induction Tutors/Leads, who understand the Early Career Framework and its intention to support Early Career Teacher development are welcomed. 

For NPQs, applications from experienced school leaders who hold/have held a position at least commensurate with the programme on which you wish to facilitate.

Skills and experience 



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.


For NPQs: Have held a position at least commensurate with the programme on which you wish to facilitate



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

The ECF programme is delivered through a cluster model to Early Career Teachers (ECTs). 

The NPQ programmes are delivered in cohorts starting in Autumn and Spring of each academic year. 

What does the role involve? 

Early Career Framework facilitators will be working with Early Career Teachers and their mentors 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

NPQ facilitators will be working on specific specialist or leadership programmes lasting between 12 and 18 months, delivering a series of face-to-face and online sessions using materials prepared as part of the UCL National Professional Qualifications 

Time commitment and start date 

ECF: 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. The time commitment decreases in year 2 of the ECF programme.

NPQs: The time commitment for NPQs varies according to programme.

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

What CPD benefits are there to becoming a facilitator?

  • An understanding of excellent practice in leading adult learning.
  • An understanding of how evidence-based practice can be used to develop professional development.
  • For ECF: 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 an equivalent rate of £350 per day for ECF and specialist NPQs. The rate for leadership programmes varies and will be stated at interview. 

How to apply

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: please complete the application form by no later than 21st May 2024

Initial interviews: Interviews will be held in June 2024

Queries: Please email for ECF queries or for NPQ queries.

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