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About the Early Roll-Out Consortium

Our consortium brings together an unparalleled depth of experience and expertise to offer this research-and-practice-informed early career support programme.

Early Roll-Out of the Early Career Framework is being delivered by a consortium between 2020 and 2022.

For information on the National roll-out see: Early Career Framework.

The Early Roll-Out Consortium is a strong university-school partnership comprising three world-leading universities - the UCL IOE, Newcastle University and Manchester Metropolitan University - and schools at the forefront of excellence in training and research from North East Teaching Schools Partnership, Doncaster Research School by Partners in Learning, and Greetland Academy Trust.

Why work with us?

We are regional:

  • We have deep local knowledge about the needs of teachers and schools in the area.

We represent strong collaboration between highly committed academics, current practitioners and educational professionals:

  • We have a vast breadth and depth of knowledge about what makes a difference to the work and lives of teachers in schools.

We co-construct evidence-informed professional learning:

  • We have combined cutting edge theory and research with proven classroom practice.

We have created learning which is embedded in your work contexts: 

  • Your learning is not an 'add on' to your workload.

Early Roll-Out Consortium members

Lead organisation


UCL IOE is a world-leading centre for research and teaching in education and social science, ranked number one for education worldwide every year since 2014 in the QS World University Rankings. In 2014, IOE secured ‘outstanding’ grades from Ofsted on every criterion for its initial teacher training, across primary, secondary and further education programmes. Founded in 1902, the Institute currently has more than 8,000 students and 800 staff.

Opportunity North East (ONE) Area

Regional Lead:
Stephanie Bingham, Stephanie.Bingham@newcastle.ac.uk

North East Teaching Schools Partnership (NETSP)

NETSP is a consortium of education providers who work in partnership across the North East of England, from Middlesbrough to Northumberland to deliver the National Professional Qualifications.

Our ECF consortium consists of:

Our purpose is to facilitate school improvement by offering the highest standard of leadership development to teachers from schools and academies at an affordable price. We deliver National Professional Qualifications in the region for the region, setting national standards for excellence. 

Newcastle University

Newcastle University is a university in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England. The university traces its origins to a School of Medicine and Surgery, established in 1834, and to the College of Physical Science, founded in 1871. These two colleges came to form one division of the University of Durham. The Newcastle colleges merged to form King's College in 1937. In 1963, following an Act of Parliament, King's College became the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Newcastle University is a member of the Russell Group. The university has one of the largest EU research portfolios in the UK. 

The community of over 24,500 students from 150 countries and over 5000 staff pursues academic excellence, breaks boundaries and makes a positive impact on real world problems. 

Newcastle University North Leadership Centre

The North Leadership Centre has been delivering Leadership and Management training for over 15 years. Our trainers can help you and your team develop stronger leadership and management skills to improve your organisation. The Centre has worked with public, private and third sector organisations not only in the North East but also nationally and internationally including contracts delivered in China, Cyprus, Germany, Kazakhstan, India and Romania.

Greater Manchester

Regional Leads for Manchester Metropolitan University:
Karen Duffy, K.J.Duffy@mmu.ac.uk
Karen Castle, K.Castle@mmu.ac.uk

Regional Lead for Oldham:
Jo Pearson, jpearson@teamworkstsa.org

Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University is a modern university, with roots in higher education that date back to 1824. Located in the global city of Manchester, the University works closely with partners, businesses, the community and academic peers – locally, nationally and on the international stage. 

Manchester Met is home to new award-winning buildings and cutting-edge architecture including the Brooks Building, home to the Faculty of Education, one of the few remaining ‘full service’ Education faculties in the UK. 

The Faculty hosts The Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI) which is one of the leading UK centres for applied educational research and evaluation.

The Faculty of Education at Manchester Metropolitan University has a regional, national and international reputation for success in teacher education and professional development. 

Each year 3,000 full time undergraduate and postgraduate students study over 60 courses, including primary and secondary teacher education, early years, inclusive education, youth and community work, and education studies. A further 1,000 serving teachers are supported on high quality part-time professional development courses and research to EdD and PhD. The Faculty draws on a wealth of academic and professional experience from a team of over 180 teaching staff who work in close partnership with over 1,500 regional schools, colleges and a wide range of other education settings.

The Greetland Academy Trust

The Greetland Academy Trust is a partnership of schools in West Yorkshire led by CEO Amanda Bennett. 

The Trust’s founding school, The Greetland Academy, is an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ school and has frequently been listed in The Times’ “Top State Primary Schools in England”. 

At the core of the vision and values of the Trust is a commitment to improving the outcomes and life chances of children and young people through investing in and supporting high quality teaching and learning within and beyond the Trust. To support this aim, the Trust is a: 

  • School Centred Initial Teacher Training Provider developing beginner teachers in both primary and secondary phases; 
  • Registered Appropriate Body supporting NQTs; 
  • Teaching School Alliance providing school- to- school support in Yorkshire and the North West; 
  • English Hub working to develop literacy practice in Early Years and Key Stage 1; 
  • EEF Research School for the Opportunity Area of Oldham.

Oldham Research School

The Oldham Research School is funded by the Education Endowment Foundation with the aims of supporting leaders and teachers in schools to implement evidence informed practices. Designated in 2017 the Research School has worked with staff from across Oldham and from September 2019 this remit has expanded to include Tameside, Rochdale, Wigan, Bolton, Calderdale and Kirklees.

South and West Yorkshire

Regional Lead:
Helen Bellinger, helen.bellinger@Partnersinlearning.org.uk

Doncaster Research School

Doncaster Research School by Partners in Learning aims to lead the way in the use of evidence informed practice and bring research closer to schools. Through our existing networks we will work together to share what we know about putting research into practice, and support schools to make better use of evidence to inform their teaching and learning, leading to better outcomes for pupils.

We will:

  • Encourage schools to make use of evidence-based programmes and practices through regular communication and events.
  • Provide training and professional development for senior leaders and teachers on how to improve classroom practice based on the best available evidence.
  • Support schools to develop innovative ways of improving teaching and learning and provide them with the expertise to evaluate their impact.
  • Promote the development of an enquiry culture, enabling teachers and leaders to make evidence-informed decisions and choices.
  • Empower colleagues with the skills and knowledge to become confident, evidence-informed practitioners.