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    ABOUT US

    Uniquely us

    Education Central is a social enterprise wholly owned by the University of Wolverhampton. As part of the Institute of Education, Education Central provides a broad range of school improvement services for schools, academies, local authorities and other organisations. Most of our work is bespoke, providing in-school support for leadership and quality of teaching. We are delighted to have been a part of so many positive stories and to have this work recognised by Ofsted and HMI but most importantly by those we have the pleasure of working with, many year after year. As a social enterprise, our costs are significantly lower than many expect for the high quality service we provide.

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    BESPOKE SUPPORT

    A different kind of CPD

    Our bespoke school improvement work is the cornerstone of what we do. Through our dedicated teaching and learning team we are able to work with schools to provide relevant, specifically designed INSET and, most importantly, follow this up in school. Team teaching, planning and reflection allow us to ‘show not tell’ and have repeatedly helped teachers to realise their potential and flourish, growing in confidence and enhancing their skills. Many leaders repeatedly return to us to help them move on to the next stage of their school development.

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    COURSES

    Impact and inspiration

    Each year we offer a number of courses to enhance teaching and learning. These courses include a number of programmes delivered over an extended period, such as our NQT, Embedding Good Teaching and Developing Excellent Early Years programmes. We also offer a range of short courses focussing on specific topics such as Mastering Mathematics at KS1 or Questioning and Higher Level Thinking. Last year over 80% of evaluations rated these courses excellent with 100% rating them good or better.

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    GIFTED & TALENTED

    Inspiring learning

    Our programme of events takes groups of pupils to venues across the West Midlands for some fantastic experiences. Whether it be applying geography and mathematical skills to solve a problem at a Jaguar Land Rover workshop or being taught specific painting skills by an artist in the Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Each event inspires, encourages collaboration, promotes reasoning and ensures pupils thoroughly enjoy learning outside the classroom.

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    NQT POOL

    Ready to teach

    In 2019-20 Education Central will again be running our highly regarded NQT Pool. If you are looking to start a teaching career in the Black Country then you should certainly apply. Having run a NQT Pool for almost 15 years we know how to make the process simple and supportive. Great support and professional development opportunities are on offer, as is the chance to work in some wonderful - culturally rich schools.

    To apply:

    On 2nd December 2019 a link will be added to this page that will allow you to start the application process. You will be able to complete your application in stages so it is certainly worth getting started in plenty of time.

    Timeline:

    Applications open: 2nd December 2019

    Applications close: 3rd February 2020

    Shortlisting: 10th February 2020

    Interviews: 4th March 2020 - Interviews are held at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich Albion Football Club (B71 4LF).

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