Why train here?

You would become part of this long established partnership of schools that work closely together to share good practice and learn from each other. We believe passionately in the school based route into teaching and are dedicated to using our knowledge, skills and expertise to train the next generation of teachers. We are fortunate to be able to offer a wide variety of host schools including first, middle schools and high schools. In our schools trainees feel valued and supported. They have access to a high quality training programme and engage in a wide variety of experiences. Each trainee is assigned a mentor, an expert teacher carefully selected for their ability to develop the practice of new entrants to the profession, allowing them to fulfil their potential to become outstanding practitioners. 

  1. We emphasise practice not theory
  2. PGCE awarded by Northumbria/Newcastle University
  3. A subject mentor who will support and challenge you to reach your potential
  4. A dedicated tutor overseeing every aspect of your training – giving regular feedback and helping you to plan your lessons
  5. Staff in your school who are dedicated to your development
  6. Access to education experts across the alliance, providing you with research based education techniques
  7. Continuous support and guidance to build your confidence in managing the climate for learning within your classroom
  8. You will be in the classroom from day 1
  9. We provide high quality CPD, delivered by a variety of trainers with diverse experiences.
  10. 100% of students would recommend our School Direct Training programme