Whatever your honours degree subject(s), you can change a young person's life through education.   UCAS applications are CURRENTLY OPEN. PLEASE NOTE OUR FINAL INTERVIEW date for our 2019 cohort is 22nd AUGUST AND OUR COURSE STARTS ON 28TH AUGUST. We look forward to welcoming you. Please can you contact us urgently on admissions@knste-shaw.org.uk if you have applied, and are awaiting your references to be uploaded. Thank you.
  • Teacher Training Keele Staffordshire

Assessment Only Route

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

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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 have a teaching base at Keele University, Seabridge School and from September 2020 we will have a Midlands hub based at Streethay Primary School.

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