Teaching school hubs and system leadership: how you can get involved

For experienced teachers, school leaders and chairs of governors who want to share their expertise with others – find out more about teaching school hubs and our system leader roles.

System leaders are people who work with schools outside their own. This collection contains information about how to apply for these roles and get involved in school-to-school support.

Contribute to the development of other leaders and the raising of standards for students.

Find out:

  • what each role is about
  • what the requirements are
  • how to apply
  • about supporting teaching school alliances to engage in research and development projects to support school improvement in teaching school alliances

Teaching school hubs

We’re currently reviewing our approach to system leadership. Following the application process, we’ve designated six teaching school hubs for the test and learn phase. These were launched in February 2020.

Teaching school hubs will provide a new way to help under-performing schools to:

  • make the most of their resources
  • boost professional development opportunities for teachers
  • recruit and retain staff

We are now speaking to schools about our plans to roll out teaching school hubs nationally later this year.

Email for more information.

System leadership roles: application guides

We are currently reviewing our approach to system leadership. We are not accepting applications for:

  • teaching schools
  • national leaders of education (NLEs)
  • national leaders of governance (NLGs)

Additional opportunities for national leaders of education and national leaders of governance

Published 21 March 2014
Last updated 25 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added plan to roll out teaching school hubs nationally later this year.

  2. Added updated press release naming the six teaching school hubs.

  3. Forthcoming changes to our approach to system leadership.

  4. Added information about teaching schools hubs.

  5. Added 'System leadership roles: privacy notice'.

  6. Teaching schools: funding to help an aspiring teaching school added

  7. Blog post about the school-led system

  8. First published.