We are an established alliance and we work in partnership with other high performing schools within the borough. Our aim is to deliver outstanding ITT provision in our PGCE General Primary (5 – 11) delivered by outstanding practitioners who have all been designated Specialist Leaders of Education taken from the schools in our alliance. We have a strong commitment to providing a stimulating, challenging and rewarding training experience. The length of the course is 1 full academic year.
Our employment record is exemplary and is listed below:
Year 1 19 out of 19 Associate Teachers gained employment
Year 2 – 16 out of 16 Associate Teachers gained employment
Year 3 – 17 out of 18 Associate Teachers gained employment
Year 4 – We currently have 20 Associate Teachers studying with us.
Our partnership of schools provides a diverse range of settings which include school with predominantly EAL learners and faith schools. Our training is delivered in partnership with the University of Cumbria who are the 3rd largest School Direct higher education partner in the UK. Lectures from the UOC will be delivered on site at Wensley Fold in Blackburn
Quotes from our trainees and our Headteachers include:
‘I am so pleased I chose TEAM alliance school direct route for my PGCE as from Day 1 I was straight into school life and very quickly gained a full understanding of the challenges and expectations of the job’ – trainee
‘I am very excited to begin my first teaching post and feel very prepared following a thorough and rigorous course with the highest expectations from TEAM’ – trainee
‘The students whom we have trained have been of such a high calibre and the course has prepared them so well that we have employed them both’ – Headteacher The course has provided me with one of the strongest NQT candidates that I have seen – Headteacher
‘Well organised, well structured and well monitored, The students spend more time in the classroom on this course and the support that they get ensures that they are very well prepared for their first job as a teacher – Headteacher