• Primary – Limited salaried routes also available
  • Secondary:
    • Art and Design
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computing
    • Dance
    • Design and Technology
    • Drama
    • English
    • Geography
    • History
    • Mathematics
    • Modern Languages (German)
    • Music
    • Physical Education
    • Physics
    • Religious Education

The training is a blend of theory and practice. You will attend university for regular days during the year giving you strong theoretical foundations and subject knowledge. Your school will give you lots of practical experience and expert support, giving you a solid foundation to build your career. You will be in the classroom from day one so, once you have learned something new, you can put it straight into practice. You will have an extensive support network with support from university tutors and mentors, mentors within your own school and the Teaching School Director. In addition you will have weekly training with other trainees across the Alliance. You will spend the majority of the year in your host school with a 6 week second placement in the spring term.

If you successfully complete the course you will receive Qualified Teacher Status, PGCE and 60 Masters credits.

The weekly training sessions are designed to offer practical support/hints/tips and ideas on a range of topics which this year have included:

  • Safeguarding and Prevent Strategy
  • Lesson planning
  • Behaviour management
  • Assessment for learning
  • British Values / SMSC
  • Working with EAL students
  • Working with SEN students
  • Primary Learning Environments
  • Parents’ Evening
  • Surviving Teaching
  • Resources and Differentiation
  • Managing Other Adults
  • Technology in the Classroom
  • Job Applications and Interviews
  • Data and P8
  • Feedback and Marking
  • Report Writing

All sessions are delivered by outstanding practitioners, some sessions involve the whole cohort others will be primary or secondary specific.

Yes, we are looking for both graduates and career changers. Our current trainees have had a variety of different careers and have bought these experiences to the classroom.

All offers are conditional on passing both the Literacy and Numeracy Skills Tests. It is your responsibility to arrange your tests, the first attempt at each test is usually free whilst subsequent attempts are charged for. It is important to practice the tests online before taking them as you are only allowed 3 attempts in a two year period. No training can commence without passing both tests.

We support candidates who successfully complete the course to find posts as Newly Qualified Teachers both within and outside Shireland Teacher Training, many candidates secure posts in their host or second placement school.