Academic Partnerships

The Education Network are committed to building partnerships within academia and with commercial organisations that can add value within education sector.


Key Partners


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North East Partnership SCITT:

Northumbria Uni

The Education Network are delighted to announce an exclusive new partnership with an outstanding North East SCITT. We work closely with the students and course tutors during the course of their training 2015/16 and helping them into full time employment once qualified. If you are looking for an outstanding PE practitioner to join your PE department get in touch with Michelle on 0191 2323780 or e-mail for details of students available for work from September 2015.

The well-established North East Partnership SCITT provides outstanding training for those wishing to pursue a career in secondary physical education teaching.  In November 2013 the course was graded outstanding in every category by Ofsted and was identified as the top secondary SCITT in the country in the Smithers Good Teacher Training Guide 2013. Michelle Olsen  The course is delivered by a consortium of 30 local secondary schools in the North East of England.  John Spence Community High School, an outstanding school in North Tyneside, is the lead school.  Churchill Community College, a newly designated Teaching School in North Tyneside, is the associate lead school.  Northumbria University is the awarding body.     

Recruitment to the course is rigorous and this along with high quality training and strong placement schools ensures that all trainees complete the course as either good or outstanding trainee teachers.  Over the course of their PGCE year trainees develop subject knowledge in all areas of the national curriculum as well as in theory physical education at key stages four and five.  In addition, they  gain a range of national governing body qualifications including a teachers’ trampolining qualification and a teacher’ swimming qualification.   Placements are in two contrasting schools plus trainees gain valuable experience working with children who have SEND and EAL. 

They also gain primary school experience, experience in teaching the opposite sex and in some cases experience in a second subject. 



Future Behaviour:

Associate partner with Future Behaviour, the national teacher Behaviour Management and Coaching organisation.

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Nikki Moxon, Director of The Education Network Yorkshire Region, explains how this Associate Partnership will enhance the teacher skill set and resources supplied to local schools by The Education Network. "Future Behaviours is a Behaviour Management Coaching organisation that delivers support by teachers, to teachers and school management teams".

Nikki Moxon

Nikki continues "We already have strict proficiency testing and processes in place. This ensures we only supply candidates of the highest quality in their own subject skill sets, to our clients. What we are doing here, is taking it one step further and providing additional support to schools to enable a 360° management and teacher behaviour review and to enable change".

Greg Perry, a teacher, learning leader and Managing Director at Future Behaviour added "One of the key elements of building positive relationships in school, is showing that you care enough to establish reasonable and supportive limits.

As an example, enormous amounts of time is wasted in schools by what we call 'low level disruption'. It actually takes up more time than the high level issues. So to combat this and make school staff more productive, efficient and alert, we deliver a range of strategies for dealing with the small stuff really quickly and effectively, so that everyone can get on with their learning".

"A more coherent teaching team will soon be noticed by the children, this makes the relationship with child and teacher more effective. The same fluid practices can be attributed to the behavioural management of children, allowing the teacher to identify the children that hide, under the radar."

Greg adds "We are delighted The Education Network, a national teacher recruitment company, goes one step further than the rest and recognises they have a duty to support schools and teachers, not just supply staff. This partnership will allow schools that use The Education Network to have the access to top class teachers.

Teachers to be supplied to Future Behaviour standards


The scheme will be launched in Yorkshire and Humber areas from July. Nikki Moxon explained "Our supply staff will now be trained to Future Behaviour standards. Future Behaviour will also be working with some of our schools to analyse their current policies and procedures and identify how change, if required, can be achieved".

"This partnership demonstrates just how serious The Education Network are about their policies and procedures and supporting quality staff that want to grow with the school".

Schools in the region that use The Education Network will also benefit from a significant discount to the Future Behaviour training.

To find out more about this initiative and take advantage of this quality support, contact Nikki Moxon on 0113 8231 909 or email