Applications for our full time and part time PGCE programmes for 2022 entry are now open. We are excited to still be recruiting for our AO programme.  If you are considering teacher training for 2022 entry why not come along and meet up at one of our upcoming open evenings.

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

KNSTE Conference 2022: Exploring Dialogue and Reasoning in Teacher Education.

This day conference at Keele Hall will explore dialogue and reasoning in teacher education. It will consist of a combination of keynotes and workshops.

Click here to book your place at the conference.

Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Teacher Educaton Collective

We are pleased to be part of the Stoke and Staffordshire Teacher Education Collective. Our purpose in creating the website is to enable learning connections between the classroom and research evidence. We are driven by the desire to make professional knowledge accessible and mobile. Please click here to visit the website.

The CDC Model

KNSTE are pleased to be working with colleagues on a curriculum design project. The CDC model is a metacognitive framework for teachers that focuses on subject knowledge in curriculum design.

KNSTE Blog

Why not take a look at our blog page? We update our blog regularly with posts written by course tutors and ATs to share an insight into different topics of interest. Click HERE to read our most recent blog post.

Back to School Days

Are you interested in training to teach but maybe not sure?

Then we welcome you to attend one of our ‘Back to School Days.’

Click here to find out more.

Open Evening

Attend one of our open evenings to learn more about our PGCE course and ask us any questions you may have.

Our next face to face open evening is 11th January at 4.30pm and our next online open evening is 15th February at 5pm. Please register for these here.

We will continue to offer a combination of face to face and online open evenings. The content will be the same on each occasion.  We hope that this approach will enable you to access information about our courses in a way that suits you best.

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

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 within an amazing partnership of schools.

SPECIALISMS

Our specialisms enable you to focus on curriculum design and subject leadership. You will 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 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 education
  • Reflective and resilient
  • Well-organised and able to relate well to others
  • Able to work collaboratively with groups of fellow associate teachers and teacher colleagues
  • Ambitious to contribute to the profession
  • Knowledgeable and inspirational
  • Caring about rigour and caring about enabling children to thrive

Interested in becoming a teacher?

Why not attend one of upcoming events and find out more about our course.

january

11jan4:30 pm6:00 pmFace to Face Open Evening (2022/23 Applicants)

february

15feb5:00 pm6:00 pmOnline Open Evening (2022/23 Applicants)

18feb8:45 am4:00 pmBack to School Days - Train to Teach

march

22mar4:30 pm6:00 pmFace to Face Open Evening (2022/23 Applicants)

31mar8:45 am4:00 pmBack to School Days - Train to Teach

Thinking about becoming a teacher?

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Why not take your first steps with this free online course from the Open University.   Click here to access the course.

Ready to make your application?

Applications for 2022 entry are now open and you can apply for our course via the DfE Apply system.

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 about the Assessment Only (AO) programme click HERE.

 

KNSTE Conference 2022

Exploring Dialogue and Reasoning in Teacher Education

29th March 2022 at Keele Hall

This day conference will include a combination of Keynote Speakers and Workshops.

Click here to find out more about our conference.

 

Interested in becoming a teacher?

Why not attend one of upcoming events and find out more about our course.

january

11jan4:30 pm6:00 pmFace to Face Open Evening (2022/23 Applicants)

february

15feb5:00 pm6:00 pmOnline Open Evening (2022/23 Applicants)

18feb8:45 am4:00 pmBack to School Days - Train to Teach

march

22mar4:30 pm6:00 pmFace to Face Open Evening (2022/23 Applicants)

31mar8:45 am4:00 pmBack to School Days - Train to Teach

Thinking about becoming a teacher?

March Blog Category Image

Why not take your first steps with this free online course from the Open University.   Click here to access the course.

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 about the Assessment Only (AO) programme click HERE.

Ready to make your application?

Applications for 2022 entry are now open and you can apply for our course via the DfE Apply system.

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 2022/23. 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.

january

11jan4:30 pm6:00 pmFace to Face Open Evening (2022/23 Applicants)

february

15feb5:00 pm6:00 pmOnline Open Evening (2022/23 Applicants)

18feb8:45 am4:00 pmBack to School Days - Train to Teach

march

22mar4:30 pm6:00 pmFace to Face Open Evening (2022/23 Applicants)

29mar9:00 am4:30 pmExploring Dialogue and Reasoning in Teacher Education Conference

31mar8:45 am4:00 pmBack to School Days - Train to Teach

april

26apr5:00 pm6:00 pmOnline Open 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.”