We are excited to still be recruiting for ALL our programmes, including AO, full time and part time PGCE.  Applications for our full time and part time PGCE programmes for August 2021 entry close on Friday 30th July 2021.

To learn more about our latest Covid-19 policies, please feel free to Contact Us.

Apprenticeship Job Vacancy

We are looking to appoint a hardworking and committed Business Support Assistant Apprentice. Click here to find out more. Closing date for applications is the 10th September 2021 at 9am. 

With KNSTE you can train to teach on a part time basis.

On our flexible route you will receive the same high quality course content but split over two years whereby you will commit to 2 days a week in year one and 3 days a week in year two. Find out more in our brochure or on the Flexible route information page

Open Evening

Come along to our open evening to learn more about our PGCE course and ask us any questions you may have. Our next open evening is 9th Septemer 4.30pm. Please REGISTER INTEREST

Applications for 2021 Course now open!

Become a primary teacher. Our 2021/22 programme is aimed at enabling trainees to achieve a PGCE alongside the recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

What makes our PGCE course so unique?

We offer of a distinctive combination of subject specialisms rather than a purely generalist training combined with a strong emphasis on high quality school-based input.

 

WHY CHOOSE US?

QUALITY

We are relentlessly ambitious to share the transformative power of education.

ETHICAL

We will use our knowledge and experience to enable you to become an informed and thoughtful public professional.

TRUSTED

We offer a nurturing and tailored approach to placements within an amazing partnership of schools.

SPECIALISMS

Our specialisms enable you to focus on curriculum design, subject leadership and to appreciate the significance of sequencing learning.

TEACHER EDUCATOR & TUTOR SUPPORT

Our dedicated team provide support and equip you to become the teacher that you are ambitious to be

EVIDENCE INFORMED & EVIDENCE CHALLENGED

We support you in critiquing and accessing research and evidence so as to both inform and challenge your pedagogy and practice.

What Makes Us Different?

We are a small provider, with a nurturing ethos and an amazing partnership of schools. Our vision ‘Rooted In Evidence, Reaching for Excellence’; underpins our offer of a distinctive combination of subject specialisms rather than a purely generalist training combined with a strong emphasis on high quality school-based input; an expectation to exceed the Teachers’ Standards; a partnership which is made up of primary, special and middle schools and comprises a mixture of large and small, urban and rural, faith schools, local authority and academy settings. Our schools are predominantly located in Stoke-on-Trent, and across Staffordshire, not just the north of the county.

WE WANT OUR TEACHERS TO BE:

  • Passionate about the transformative power of the primary phase of education
  • Reflective and resilient
  • Well-organised and relate well to others
  • Able to work collaboratively with groups of fellow trainees and schools
  • Ambitious to be the best teacher they aspire to be
  • Knowledgeable and inspirational about their specialism
  • Caring in relation to both caring about rigour and caring about enabling children to thrive

Interested in becoming a teacher?

We welcome you to join our next online Open Evening is 9th September 4:30pm - 6pm. This is the perfect chance to discover what makes us so unique and to ask any questions you may have. Please register your interest for this event HERE.

Interested in Assessment Only?

The AO route is intended for very experienced graduate teachers without QTS. Applicants will have a wealth of prior teaching experience. To find out more click HERE.

Ready to make your application?

We welcome applications from candidates via UCAS Teacher Training, please follow this link.  You can then search for ‘Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education.’

Interested in becoming a teacher?

We welcome you to join our next online Open Evening is 9th September 4:30pm - 6pm. This is the perfect chance to discover what makes us so unique and to ask any questions you may have. Please register your interest for this event HERE.

Interested in Assessment Only?

The AO route is intended for very experienced graduate teachers without QTS. Applicants will have a wealth of prior teaching experience. To find out more click HERE.

Ready to make your application?

We welcome applications from candidates via UCAS Teacher Training, please follow this link.  You can then search for ‘Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education.’

CTeach Regional Provider

CTeach Regional Provider

We are delighted to be part of The  Chartered College of Teaching's regional provider network for the prestigious CTeach Award.

KNSTE Brochure

Download Our Brochure

We are looking forward to sharing our programme with applicants looking to start with us in 2021/22. Our flexible (two year) programme also continues to be popular. Download Brochure.

CTeach Regional Provider Di Swift, Executive SCITT Director at Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education. Di discusses the vital role teacher educators play in the journey of a trainee teacher. LISTEN NOW

CTeach Regional Provider

Di Swift, Executive SCITT Director at Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education. Di discusses the vital role teacher educators play in the journey of a trainee teacher. LISTEN NOW

Link to our paragon area which provides a range of relevant resources for trainees

Resource Area

Our Trainee Resource Area contains resources to support the professional learning and development of our KNSTE trainees and newly qualified teachers (NQTs). GO TO PARAGON.

september

09sep4:30 pm6:00 pmOpen Evening (2022/23 Applicants)

october

12oct4:30 pm6:00 pmOpen Evening (2022/23 Applicants)

november

09nov4:30 pm6:00 pmOpen Evening (2022/23 Applicants)

ASSOCIATE TEACHER TESTIMONIALS:

Jennifer (Associate Teacher 2019-20)

"I just want to thank you for absolutely  everything. You and your team have supported me (us all) so very well and words cannot express how much it is appreciated. I have really enjoyed my time on the course with you and your team and I have met friends for life here. You will be highly recommended if I ever come across anyone who wishes to get into teaching."

Bethany (Associate Teacher 2019-20)

"My Subject knowledge has also improved by the sessions I have attended at University. The SCITT has given me the knowledge and the academic background to be able to go into school with an awareness of why things are done the way that they are. It has given me the foundations to be able to make informed judgements about my own practice, by giving me the confidence to explain and rationalise my decisions. The SCITT sessions have given me the foundations upon which to lay the rest of my teaching career."

Associate Teacher 2019-20 Cohort

"My Subject knowledge has also improved by the sessions I have attended at University. The SCITT has given me the knowledge and the academic background to be able to go into school with an awareness of why things are done the way that they are. It has given me the foundations to be able to make informed judgements about my own practice, by giving me the confidence to explain and rationalise my decisions. The SCITT sessions have given me the foundations upon which to lay the rest of my teaching career."

Associate Teacher 2019-20 Cohort

“I loved my specialism. I feel that this has enabled me to enjoy teaching English more and to thrive in my teaching. I am very pleased with the progress I feel I have made and the sheer inspiration that my specialism tutor has offered, amazing!”

Associate Teacher 2019-20 (Anonymous)

“The assessment assignment really enabled me to develop my understanding of assessment and feedback, being reflective and metacognition. This gave me further support within planning and teaching.”