An exceptional Bolton school not only teaches children, it also trains the next generation of teachers.
Eden Boys’ School has been designated a âSchool Education Hubâ by the government and will provide staff development and training throughout the district, but also in the nearby town of Bury, where its governing body is on. about to open a secondary school in Radcliffe.
In the fall of 2020, the government invited the best performing schools, rated good or exceptional, to apply to become teaching centers.
Eden Boys School opened in 2014 and quickly established itself as one of the best performing schools.
It is rated exceptional by Ofsted.
It is just one of 87 centers of excellence established in the country to support teachers in their careers with the aim of improving retention and recruitment and improving education standards.
Eden Boys’ School, Bolton is operated by Star Academies
Sue Gill-Daintith, Principal of Eden Boys’ School, Bolton, said: âWe appreciate the opportunity to take a more active role in teacher development in Bolton, Bury, Rochdale.
âWe strive to provide the best for our youth and look forward to working with an even larger community through this new role as a school education center. ”
The Department of Education’s new Teaching School Hub program has created a national infrastructure of 87 centers of excellence for teacher training and professional development, replacing the old network of around 750 teaching schools.
Hamid Patel CBE, Managing Director of Star Academies, said: âWe are delighted to be able to play a role in the new Teaching School Hub network.
âIn these extraordinary times, we must do everything in our power to create opportunity and improve outcomes for children and youth.
âThis new program will enable targeted collaboration, the sharing of expertise and the professional growth of teachers and leaders serving different communities.
âWe look forward to working and learning with our partners to build on the positive foundations that have been developed nationally through educational schools and to address the new challenges facing the sector. ”