Assessment Only Route

The AO route is intended for very experienced graduate teachers without QTS. Applicants will have a wealth of prior teaching experience.

Introducing the Research School

We are delighted to be part of The Stoke-on-Trent Research School by The Keele and North Staffordshire Alliance.   Subscribe to our newsletter here, follow us on twitter, visit our website or download our flyer.

Apply for 2018 Entry

UCAS applications are now open.   Look out for our innovative Primary Pedagogy and SEND course.  Search for us on UCAS using 24j

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 located mostly in Stoke, Staffordshire and East Cheshire and an opportunity for a short Special School placement.

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