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 us at one of our upcoming open evenings.

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

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 and online open evening is 14th July at 4:30pm.  Please register for this here.

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

Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Teacher Education 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.

KNSTE Latest News

Why not take a look at our news page? We update our news page regularly with our latest news including photos from our SCITT sessions. Click HERE to read our most recent news item.

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

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement of intent

We are building a partnership that is ambitious in relation to its diversity, equity and inclusion responsibilities and expects to be held to account in relation to these. We are committed to creating a sense of belonging for everybody in our partnership where we embrace our unique diversities. We recognise that there are inequities in the education system that we wish to challenge, including barriers in the workforce and the curriculum. We are looking to particularly accelerate our endeavours over the next 3-5 years.  Our specific action plan will tackle existing barriers that we have identified and prioritised – recognising that there is always more to do, as we work towards our inclusive values.

We will go further to ensure that all our practices, support the removal of systematic discrimination underpinned by our shared ambition to improve the life chances and opportunities for KNSTE colleagues, our beginning teachers, teacher educators and the learners in their communities

Interested in becoming a teacher?

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

july

Thursday14July4:30 pm6:00 pmFace to Face / Online EventOpen Evening (2022/23 Applicants)4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

september

Tuesday13September4:30 pm6:00 pmFace to Face / Online EventOpen Evening4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

october

Tuesday11October4:30 pm6:00 pmFace to Face / Online EventOpen Evening4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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.

Interested in becoming a teacher?

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

july

Thursday14July4:30 pm6:00 pmFace to Face / Online EventOpen Evening (2022/23 Applicants)4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

september

Tuesday13September4:30 pm6:00 pmFace to Face / Online EventOpen Evening4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

october

Tuesday11October4:30 pm6:00 pmFace to Face / Online EventOpen Evening4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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.

Are you hoping to become a teacher in the future?

If so, LISTEN NOW to hear an interview we did with Seabridge Radio to find out more about training to teach with KNSTE and how you can join our programme. You can even hear the radio jingle at the end of the interview. Thank you to Seabridge Radio for having us!

Release your Superpower….Teach!

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.

NASBTT Podcast

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

Impact Journal Case Study

Read our recent case study in the Chartered College's Impact journal on Teachers' use of the Curriculum Design Coherence Model in the Primary school.

july

Thursday14July4:30 pm6:00 pmFace to Face / Online EventOpen Evening (2022/23 Applicants)4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Monday18July8:45 am3:30 pmInduction Days (2022-23 Cohort)8:45 am - 3:30 pm

august

Wednesday31August9:45 am12:00 pmInduction Days (2022-23 Cohort)9:45 am - 12:00 pm

september

Tuesday13September4:30 pm6:00 pmFace to Face / Online EventOpen Evening4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

october

Tuesday11October4:30 pm6:00 pmFace to Face / Online EventOpen Evening4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

november

Tuesday08November4:30 pm6:00 pmFace to Face / Online EventOpen Evening4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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.”