A Seamless Career Pathway

The DfE identifies that teachers are the foundation of the education system — there are no great schools without great teachers. At the heart of great teaching and great school leadership is a shared, evidence-informed understanding of what works

In developing great teachers, leaders and support staff, L.E.A.D. Teaching School Hub is committed to the 'Golden Thread' of professional development. In this, the Hub and its partners have devised a simple image to demonstrate the opportunities at every career stage.

The 'Golden Thread':


The opportunities for development at each stage can be identified within this grid below: