Whatever your honours degree subject(s), you can change a young person's life through education. UCAS Teacher Training for 2020/21 will open on 8th October 2019 and so we look forward to receiving your application. We usually interview on a Wednesday. We have our next open evening on 9th October 4.30 - 6.30pm in our Teacher Education Bungalow, Keele. We look forward to sharing information about our programmes with colleagues interested in our 2020/21 courses then. We will be very pleased to welcome you. You will also have the opportunity to hear from some of our former students who can talk you through their experiences as one of our amazing Associate Teachers.
  • Thinking Moves Course

Assessment Only Route

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

Our Local Research School

We are delighted to be part of The Stoke-on-Trent Research School.   Subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on twitter, visit our website. Details of our short courses for 2019-20, are available here.

Apply for 2020 Entry

Read our course brochure.   Look out for our innovative  SEND pathway. We also now have a primary Art and Design specialism.   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 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.

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