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Look Forward with Confidence

A Pathway for Professional Excellence

Working in partnership to provide initial teacher training, the early career framework & appropriate body, bespoke CPD, specialist knowledge & research and the 6 national professional qualifications.

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Our Service to Schools

As the DFE designated Teaching School Hub for Nottingham, Broxtowe, Rushcliffe, Mansfield and Ashfield, Flying High is one of 87 centres of excellence for professional learning, meeting the needs of teachers and leaders across our locality.

The Teaching School Hub will be a one-stop shop in support of teacher recruitment, development and retention. The hub will provide high quality, evidence informed, learning and opportunities delivered through our network of schools and partners.


Our Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

Providing a direct training route into teaching
Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training, is a partnership of Primary and Secondary schools working together to develop outstanding teachers.


Early Career Framework (ECF)

Flying High Teaching School Hub is partnering with the Education Development Trust (EDT) to deliver the Early Career Framework for our Hub locality.

The Early Career framework underpins a statutory entitlement to a fully funded, 2-year package of structured support for early career teachers, linked to the best available research evidence.

From September 2021, new teachers will receive developmental support and training over 2 years instead of one, with additional funding available to support their time out of the classroom in the second year and a dedicated mentor. Support will also be available to mentors.
To understand this process in more detail click here

To view the EDT programme click here and for their website click here

This is your check list to register your Early Career Teachers

Register with Flying High TS Hub
Register with ECT
Register on the DfE digital portal

Continued Learning

Appropriate Body

Flying High Teaching School Hub is a local provider for Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City schools of both the Early Career Framework and the Appropriate Body services. This means we can provide a unified offering that reduces both the school’s and the Hub’s workload.

All qualified teachers who are employed in a relevant school in England must, by law, have completed an induction period satisfactorily, subject to specified exemptions. Independent quality assurance of statutory induction, through the role of the appropriate body, is important both for ensuring that schools provide adequate support for their early career teachers (ECTs), and that their assessment is fair and consistent across all institutions.

Flying High Hub will use the NQT Manager website (soon to be re-named as ECT Manager) as the main administration tool and schools will continue to use this for both Early Career Teacher (ECT) registrations, assessments and all previous functions.

Schools that engage in the Hub’s Early Career Framework Full Induction Programme in collaboration with the Education Development Trust benefit from a unified offering. Using ECT Manager you will register your ECT, Mentor and Induction Lead to access the ECF training and support.

The new electronic registration forms for ECTs will be available from 1st June on ECT Manager. All the templates for recording information, progress and assessments are the DfE approved templates, available in the guidance. We would recommend making yourself fully aware of the document if you will be conducting induction in September. You can register your ECT’s via this link

Service Cost
Pricing for Flying High Appropriate Body Services, based on the Full Induction Programme (FIP)
£150 for 1 year
£275 for 2 years

CIP/Core Induction – School Delivers from Provider material, There will be additional charges for ‘Fidelity Checks’
£300 visit costs (plus registration)

SBIP/School Based Induction School designs materials
To discuss QA visit costs contact us on


National Professional Qualification (NPQ)

Foundation for Educational Leadership and The Flying High Teaching School Hub will be responsible for programme delivery and participant support within our area, covering schools in Ashfield, Broxtowe, Mansfield, Nottingham, Rushcliffe. We will provide expertise in facilitation, expert inputs and programme support, enabling participants to learn from existing practitioners and mix with like-minded colleagues based in our local area. As a founding partner of Inspiring Leaders, Flying High has been at the heart of NPQ delivery over the last 8 years.
View the prospectus for more information about what’s involved, course overview and learning models – NPQ_Programme_Prospectus_2021-22.pdf – Google Drive

You can express your interest in applying for NPQ by clicking here – Expression of Interest for NPQ programmes (


Our Partners

Transform Trust

Transform Trust

Strategic Partner


Redhill Academy Trust

Strategic Partner

Inspiring Leaders

Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training


Maths Hub

Math Hub


Research Schools Network

Research Schools Network



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Registration has been suspended for the moment. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us on 0115 989 1915.