• It is always a pleasure to work with the ATs of Keele & North Staffs but during recent Zoom teaching they have demonstrated an inspirational level of enthusiasm and professionalism – I have certainly taken loads from their excellent online sessions.
    Behaviour and Zoom Teach Consultant 2021
  • It was a privilege to once again deliver training for your ATs.  Despite working remotely via zoom this year the positivity and enthusiasm of the ATs was clear. The commitment of the KNSTE staff team ensured the experience was seamless for both trainer and ATs. Many thanks.
    Switch on Reading Consultant 2021
  • I have delivered Attachment Aware and Trauma Informed training to the KNSTE Associate Teachers over the past few years and my experience has always been resoundingly positive. I have always found the students to be welcoming to me and receptive, responsive and appreciative of the material offered. They have always engaged in stimulating and challenging discussions throughout and following the sessions. Furthermore, I have always found the staff to be extremely helpful and supportive.
    Educational Psychologist 2021
  • We both really enjoyed delivering the sessions, enjoyed the discussions that came from the trainees and how receptive and forthcoming they were! Looking forward to the next one! 
    External Speakers 2021
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  • Outcomes for trainees in the first two years of the KNSPS partnership have been outstanding
    Ofsted Report 2017
  • Strong collaboration between all members of the partnership produces highly employable, reflective teachers.
    Ofsted Report 2017
  • Training is high quality, research driven and underpinned by strong academic and pastoral support.
    Ofsted Report 2017
  • High-quality training and placements support trainees‟ progress effectively during an intense course.
    Ofsted Report 2017
  • Senior leaders and induction tutors in employing schools say that KNSPS's NQTs are exceptionally well prepared for their teaching posts.
    Ofsted Report 2017
  • Inspection evidence shows that NQTs are confident, skilled at creating high-quality learning environments and demonstrate a secure knowledge of how to adapt teaching to meet the varying needs of learners, including those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.
    Ofsted Report 2017
  • Trainees, NQTs and partner school leaders consistently provide extremely positive feedback regarding the responsiveness, support and personal approach of KNSPS.
    Ofsted Report 2017
  • "The partnership’s strapline is ‘rooted in evidence, reaching for excellence’. Leaders ensure that it does exactly that, by leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that trainees receive the high-quality training, support and challenge they require to be successful teachers."
    Ofsted Report 2017
  • "The pursuit of excellence is clear and supported effectively by all those who work closely with the partnership"
    Ofsted Report 2017
  • "The course programme is well designed, intellectually rigorous and readily adapted to meet trainees' needs. "
    Ofsted Report 2017
  • "Very high completion, employment and success rates are features of the outstanding outcomes achieved for trainees."
    Ofsted Report 2017
  • I would just like to thank you and the whole KNSTE Team for the fabulous conference last week. We really enjoyed it and (perhaps more importantly) gained a whole raft of ideas to implement back in school. The presentations were really informative and everything linked so well. Well done to everyone!
    Local Headteacher 2019
  • It was an absolute privilege and pleasure to work alongside the KNSTE and their students. I wish all concerned all the very best for the future.
    Local Headteacher, February 2019
  • An amazing achievement - we're very proud to say that we are linked with the KNSPS.
    A Headteacher from a partnership school
  • It is our pleasure to be a part of the partnership!
    Principal from a partnership school
  • Just to say …. what a fantastic group of students we have got in school …. so vibrant and enthusiastic.
    Executive Principal, Partnership School
  • The day gave a really good insight into how the course is actually broken down. There seemed to be lots of extra help, for example supported classes if you are struggling in certain areas, and continued support after graduation. The lecturers all seemed like they wanted you to succeed, and put in the extra to help you achieve. One of my main concerns about taking the leap into a career I'm actually excited about, is the fear of not being able to find a job following the course. The head teacher at the school we attended showed great pride in Keele's teaching methods. She had mentioned that student teachers from Keele seem to be a cut above other teaching students in the area.
    Back to School Day Attendee
  • I really enjoyed the back to school day and it was good to see both the academic and practical sides of the course.
    Back to School Day Attendee
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the back to school day and it cemented the fact that I want to be a teacher and that I wanted to do the course at Keele.
    Back to School Day Attendee
  • Today was brilliant thank you. It was a real insight in to how the SCITT lessons are taught and the experience of primary school teaching. After speaking to one of the current students today I heard this is a new idea. I would most definitely recommend this day to anybody considering the course."
    Back to School Day Atendee
  • Working with our ATs this year has been inspirational. Choosing to train to teach in a pandemic takes a special sort of commitment that is echoed in their work ethic. The children of Stoke-on-Trent and surrounding areas will be well served by my personal tutees as well as the whole cohort.
    Personal Tutor 2021
  • What a pleasure to work with such a dedicated group of ATs both as a session tutor and a personal tutor.
    Personal Tutor 2021
  • I've really enjoyed being part of the Keele team this year and tutoring the PE specialism days. The students have all been outstanding in their commitment to the course and their attitude to learning. I am confident that they'll go on to be a fantastic asset to any school they end up teaching at.
    PE Specialism Tutor 2021
  • The pastoral support on this course is absolutely brilliant. As someone with anxiety and autism, the course has provided me with everything and at no point have I felt that my autism prevents me from being a good teacher.
    AT 2020/21
  • Couldn't praise my personal tutor, specialism tutor, or TE enough. They've all been wonderful. The WDM guide has been very useful.
    AT 2020/21
  • All tutors (especially personal tutor) are very supportive and responsive to emails, the P4C Training was really useful and enjoyable, lots of interactive sessions such as DT, Art, Music which was really nice - great adaption to online training.
    AT 2020/21
  • I cannot rate KNSTE's response to the Covid situation highly enough. I really, REALLY enjoyed last term.
    AT 2019/20
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my first placement and my TE was very helpful and supportive, I think the effectiveness of TE's is a strength of the course.
    2019/20
  • The whole KNSTE team is incredibly committed, and it is evident that you all want to help us succeed
    AT 2019/20
  • During the Zoom teach- I have been able to reflect more on my practice. I have learned how to structure my lessons more effectively- ensuring that learning is being built upon using the Thinking Moves. I have really enjoyed it. The PT has been fantastic- and has supported us all so well, gave advice when needed and provided us with feedback that was very beneficial.
    AT 2019-20
  • Thank you to all at the SCITT for being adaptable and patient with us! I think I speak on behalf of the cohort by saying how grateful I am for how you took on the unexpected and guaranteed that we were able to complete everything despite the circumstances!
    AT 2019-20