KNSTE Teacher Training Staffordshire

Online Open Day

Join us online for our open evening to learn more about our PGCE course and ask us any questions you may have. Our next open evening is 15th October at 6pm. Please REGISTER INTEREST

Interested in becoming a primary teacher?

Our 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

Delighted with our "outstanding" status with Ofsted, we always deliver quality-first teacher training at every stage of your course.

EXPERTISE

Our team offers unrivalled knowledge and experience when it comes to teaching and education.

TRUSTED

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

SPECIALISMS

We provide a distinctive combination of subject specialisms rather than a purely generalist training.

MENTOR SUPPORT

Our dedicated team provide support throughout your course to guide, support and equip you to be the very best teacher.

innovative

From innovative teaching to innovative teacher training, we seek to identify and develop the thought-leaders of tomorrow.

Interested in becoming a teacher?

We welcome you to join our next online Open Evening is 6pm on Thursday 15th October. 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

We are delighted to be part of The  Chartered College of Teaching's regional provider network for the prestigious CTeach Award. To find out more please visit our website.

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.

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

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 predominately located in Stoke-on-Trent, and across Staffordshire, not just the north of the county.

ASSOCIATE TEACHER TESTIMONIALS:

Jennifer Moss (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 Thorley (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.”