Education Connect has established a range of hubs to lead on specific educational/business strands across TCAT. Each hub focusses on sharing good practice and expertise across the trust and, where appropriate, looks to harmonise practice where this will have the maximum impact.

Each hub is led by a senior practitioner and all academies are required to send representation. They have clear remits and work to set objectives and an action plan. Hub groups meet every half term and leads provide half termly updates to members of the Central Executive Team. TCAT Communication and Reporting Strategy gives further information around the direct reporting models in place. The overall aim is to create strength through interdependent practice.

Education Connect coordinates the provision of external experts, trainers and facilitators to deliver CPD based on an audit of need that takes place during all hub meetings. In addition, our hubs provide internal CPD to both staff within the trust and external colleagues, inviting staff from other schools to engage with our professional networks. Please get in touch if you would like to request support, collaboration or training from our Hub teams.

Please download from below examples of how some of the key hubs operate as well as a full list of the hubs managed by Education Connect

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Education Connect
The Challenge Academy Trust, c/o Bridgewater High School, Broomfields Road
Warrington, WA4 3AE
Tel: 01925 216037