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Welcome Message from Judith Schafer, CEO, Changing Lives Learning Trust 

Hello Everyone, 

Welcome to our latest newsletter. 

As you will be aware, I am delighted to have been appointed to the role of CEO of Changing Lives Learning Trust from 27th May. This is a privilege and a responsibility, and a very exciting time to be taking the Trust forward in a changing educational landscape. This also means a change to the leadership of the Teaching School Hub, which I have led as Director since its inception in 2021. Leading the TSH has been professionally and personally so rewarding – I have loved watching beginning teachers entering the profession and being well supported by the ECF; equally, the new suite of NPQs, with so many colleagues across Cumbria taking part, has seen transformational change in our schools.  

One Cumbria is just at the point where it will fly, with ITT launching in September, and additions to the team meaning we can move forward with so many exciting plans around NPQ graduate schemes, bridging the Chasm of Doom (as it has become fondly and colloquially known) between ECF and NPQ, and professional development for support staff all part of the strategic plan. 

So, it is with a sense of regret, but also massive optimism, that I am handing the baton of One Cumbria on to Tina Beddoe, who has stepped up to the role of Director. Tina has huge experience, is the guru for all things ECF and NPQ, and I have absolutely no doubt she will lead the TSH on to great things. I know you will support Tina and the expanding team as you have supported me with One Cumbria over the last four years. I am incredibly proud of what One Cumbria has achieved, and I know in Tina’s hands we will go on to build on those firm foundations in supporting teachers and leaders across Cumbria. 

With best wishes, 


News and information in this newsletter: 

  • NPQ Update – news on funding and applying. 
  • One Cumbria Appropriate Body Update – Information on completing Mosaic and our new Service Level Agreement 
  • ECT Registration for September 24 start – please read and action. 
  • ECF dates for Autumn term 2024 – please book your places and add to your diary. 
  • ITT Update – news on our SCITT programme: ready to deliver in September 2024. 
  • Enhanced Offer – exciting developments for our One Cumbria alumni. 




NPQ applications are open for the upcoming programmes beginning in October 2024. For further information please do visit our website or read on below. 

National Professional Qualifications – One Cumbria | Cumbria teaching School Hub | Teaching School Hub | Teaching Jobs Cumbria 

We are planning to deliver the full suite of Teach First NPQs in Autumn 2024, including the new NPQ for SENCOs. Funding has changed significantly around the NPQ programmes, and they are no longer all fully funded for all teachers or schools. 

The Government has targeted funding to those teachers and leaders working in the most challenging schools or educational settings, serving more disadvantaged communities. Funding to cover the cost of NPQ programmes will be available to teachers and leaders from the 50% of schools with the highest proportion of students who attract pupil premium funding. Comparative disadvantage measures will be applied for Early Years and 16-19 educational settings. However, if you wish to apply for a place on the Headship, SENCO, Leading Primary Maths or Early Headship Coaching Offer funding is available to ALL teachers and leaders from any publicly funded school. 

The DfE have committed to funding 10,800 places in total and this means we are allocated a limited number of funded places for each programme. Due to the limited number of places, eligibility may not guarantee a fully funded place for any NPQ. Once our funded places are filled, applicants would need to fund the programme as per the costs below. 






 If you would like to apply for a place on one of the NPQ programmes, beginning in Autumn 2024, please complete the application form on our website: 

Further reading around NPQ funding can be found here:  Funding for national professional qualifications (NPQs) – GOV.UK ( 

If you would like to know if your school falls into the 50% of schools with the highest proportion of students who attract pupil premium funding, please contact us by emailing Fiona Davidson, who will be able to check the list and let you know. 

Our current programme members continue to work hard and we have had several successful conferences recently for both Specialist and Leadership programmes. Our experienced facilitators deliver sessions that deepen programme members knowledge and prepare them to be able to identify development in their schools and implement actions that will have impact. Our keynote speakers have covered topics such local leadership and the SEND agenda. 

If I can help with anything NPQ related do not hesitate to contact me at            Lindsey Martin – NPQ lead 



Please ensure all assessment reports and progress reviews are completed by 1st July 2024. 

Please do not forget to press ‘submit’ on Mosaic as well as save when you have completed your part of the review. 

If this is a formal assessment period, then the Headteacher will also need to log in to Mosaic and complete the Headteacher comment. 

If your ECT is completing induction in the summer term and we receive their report by 1st July, they will receive their completion letter at school before the end of term.  

If your ECT is leaving you at the end of term, please contact Jacqui and let her know. You will need to complete an interim report on Mosaic.  

Due to increases in all costs, and in line with other Appropriate Bodies, we are unfortunately having to increase our AB charge and the way it is collected. A new SLA has been added to Mosaic for your agreement. Please can you read and agree to the terms of the SLA when you login to Mosaic. 

The SLA is also here for your reference: 

SLA 2024-25 

Please see below a link to a series of FAQs which you may find useful. 



If you cannot access Mosaic, please contact the AB Lead, Jacqui Wilson, 



Have you employed, or are you intending to employ an ECT for a September 2024 start? 

An overview of the Early Career Framework programme can be found here: 3337_ECF-brochure_OneCumbria.pdf 

If you are a school new to One Cumbria then please email Tina Beddoe and she will guide you through next steps:  

If you already use Mosaic, please register your ECT using the “Add new ECT” button and complete all the pages. 

We look forward to working with new ECTs and their mentors, so please sign up as soon as you can! 



Registration for all schools – this is a reminder that registrations opened to all schools on the 24 June. School Induction Tutors (SITs) or GIAS contacts will be sent an e-mail between the 24 June and 5 July asking them to either nominate a SIT or login to the service.

Teach First have kindly put together some comprehensive guidance for schools outlining the different scenarios they may encounter on the DfE service. Please note this was not provided by the DfE and they have had to retrieve screenshots in different ways, so have put together the most accurate guidance within the timeframe and limitations provided. 

We strongly encourage schools to answer ‘Yes’ to the question that asks them if they expect any ECTs to start their induction during the next academic year. This will enable delivery partners to have full visibility of the schools they might expect ECTs from, even if there are no ECTs expected at this point.

Schools will be asked to confirm their appropriate body (One Cumbria) and will need to know if their school is staying with the same delivery partner or lead provider for 2024 and previous cohorts. One Cumbria is remaining with Teach First so the Lead Provider will not be changing, if you choose to stay with One Cumbria.  

I have included the full guidance here:  

If you encounter any differences from the guidance then please do let Tina know so she can inform Teach First. 


For those starting the ECF in September 2024: 

Year 1 induction sessions are held in September so that ECTs and their mentors are well informed about the ECF and can use it to ensure it has a positive effect on teaching. 

The induction sessions are as follows: 

Date Venue  

Mentor sessions will be in the morning from 9.15 – 12.15. 

ECT Sessions will take place in the afternoon – 1pm – 4.30pm 

Wednesday 18th September 2024 In person 

Rheged, Penrith 

Thursday 19th September 2024 In person 

Rheged, Penrith 


Wednesday 25th September 2024 Online delivery via Teams 


You only need to attend one of the sessions. Please book a place using this booking form by 10am on Tuesday 10th September. Joining instructions will be sent out on Wednesday 11th September: 


Module 5 Seminars for those who started the ECF in January 2024 are as follows: 

ECT Module 5 Seminar 1 17/09/2024 
Mentor Module 5 seminar 24/09/24 
ECT Module 5 Seminar 2 01/10/24 

 Jon and Lee, your facilitators will send you the joining links for these virtual sessions. 


For those ECTs who started in September 2023, April 2023, or January 2023: 

Year 2 seminars for this term are as follows: 

Date Subject or Phase Venue 
Monday 23rd September 2024 Early Years, KS1, KS2 and SEND 


2pm – 3pm – Mentor networking surgery 

North Lakes Hotel 
Thursday 26th September 2024 Science, PE, Drama, Geography, History, RE, Music 


2pm – 3pm – Mentor networking surgery 


Friday 27th September 2024 Art, English, MFL, Mathematics, Computing 


2pm – 3pm – Mentor networking surgery 



We ask that ECTs are allowed a full day each term out of the classroom to attend the seminars. This allows travel time and reflection time before and after each session. 

ECTs, please book your place here: 

If you are teaching early years, primary or SEND, please book using this link: 

If you are teaching in a secondary school, please use this link: 

Mentors in year 2 of your training: 

Many mentors found it difficult to attend the Year 2 in person sessions last year, so we are operating a different model going forward. A mentor networking surgery will be held in the same venue on the same days as the ECT sessions – one per term (see above). The One Cumbria Team will be available to answer any questions in person from 2pm – 3pm. Mentor training seminars will be offered as a virtual session once per term. Mentors will be expected to attend two seminars over the year but can attend all three.  

Y2 Mentor Seminars (virtual) 

Term Date Seminar title 
Autumn 01/10/24 

3pm – 4pm 

A Professionally Acceptable Workload 
Spring 29/01/25 

3pm – 4pm 

Developing an Inclusive Educator 
Summer 04/06/25 

3pm – 4pm 

Developing Beyond the ECF 


You do not need to book onto these sessions, we will send the joining link to all Y2 mentors two weeks before the session. 



We have made huge progress with all things ITT this year. Firstly, we have trainees who have nearly completed their training and have been successful in securing posts in local schools, demonstrating the Train Local, Teach Local approach.  

Congratulations to them and we wish them well as they move onto their ECT journey. Huge thanks to all schools and mentors that have supported us. 

We have also been recruiting and developing our own ITT curriculum, new for September 2024, following our success as an accredited provider. 

Some highlights: 

  • Recruited 23 trainees across primary phase and secondary subjects 
  • Developed a partnership with Carlisle School Alliance (formerly Carlisle School Direct) and they are a delivery partner for our secondary curriculum 
  • Led mentor training for 28 mentors to support our trainees’ success 
  • Written an ITT curriculum which draws on recent, relevant research evidence 

There is still lots to do and new steps to take. Please do get in touch if you are interested in being involved or would like to know more about our ITT programme.  

Next Mentor Training Event: Tuesday 10th September. 

Schools can claim for the actual hours of mentor training undertaken by the mentor, between September 2024- May 2025, to a maximum of 20 hours, per accredited provider. 

For more details see: 

Payments will be made in arrears based on the number of hours of training. Schools will be able to claim this funding at the end of the 2024/25 academic year. 




Over the last three years, One Cumbria has supported 559 teachers and leaders from across 146 schools in completing their NPQ qualifications. Over that time, we have been privileged to have met and worked with a range of highly talented staff from across the county. One of the most magical parts of any NPQ session is when participants have the opportunity to network, sharing experiences and knowledge. At One Cumbria, we’ve keen not to lose that magic once courses end! 

Starting this summer, there will be two new ways that One Cumbria graduates can stay in touch and continue to build networks beyond the end of their course. It is our ambition that the networks we establish will help educators from across the county and beyond to continue to build career-long learning and life-long friendships.  

Look out for further information over the summer term about: 

  • AlumNet – the One Cumbria alumni network 
  • One Cumbria Professional Learning Networks – a collaborative, research-based project starting this September 


For more information, or to express an interest in being part of the pilot Professional Learning Network, please contact Abby Deeks on: 




Director Tina Beddoe 

Assistant Director Lindsey Martin 

ITT Lead Jacqui Percival 

AB Lead Jacqui Wilson 

TSH Manager Fiona Davidson 

Development Lead Abby Deeks