Teachers at Redditch and Bromsgove schools have been allocated a Solihill-based Academy Trust as a centre of excellence to help develop their careers and skills.

While schools in the rest of Worcestershire and all of Herefordshire have been allocated Prince Henry High at Evesham for their support, Redditch and Bromsgrove will look to the Tudor Grange Academy.

Although based in Solihull, the Academy runs schools in Redditch and Worcester.

Haybridge High School in Hagley has been given responsibility for Dudley and Sandwell the Black Country.

The new system of local learning hubs has been announced by Worcestershire County Council after the government said it wanted to create 81 across England following results at six test and learn centres.

The hubs are tasked with providing high-quality professional development to teachers and leaders at all stages of their career, and to play a key role in helping to build up trainee teachers as they enter the workforce.

High performing schools, rated good or outstanding from across England were invited to apply to become teaching school hubs last Autumn.

The new centres of excellence are expected to be operational and helping schools from September 2021 and are set to run for an initial three years.

While Tudor Grange Academy cover Redditch and Bromsgrove, and Haybridge covers Dudley and Sandwell, Prince Henry will be responsible for support to around 250 schools in Wyre Forest, Malvern Hills, Worcester, Wychavon and all of Herefordshire.

Councillor Marcus Hart, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “I’m really pleased that two Worcestershire schools have been selected to become local centres of excellence for teacher and leadership training and that other schools will be supported by an existing partner Multi Academy Trust. “One of our top priorities within Education is ensuring we’re doing all we can to help every member of the school community to reach their full potential. “