We are an established alliance led a highly successful National Teaching School who work in partnership with 22 high performing schools within the borough
Our aim is to deliver outstanding ITT provision delivered by outstanding practitioners who have all been designated Specialist Leaders of Education appointed from the schools in our alliance. We have a strong commitment to providing a stimulating, challenging and rewarding training experience.
Our partnership of schools provides a diverse range of settings which include schools 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 and the largest in the North West to offer the full PGCE qualification, complete with Masters Level components.
At the end of the academic year 2014/2015, 16 out of 18 Associate Teachers gained employment within Blackburn with Darwen and Lancashire.
At the end of the last academic year 2015/2016, all 16 of our Associate Teachers gained employment within Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire and 1 Associate Teacher gaining employment in a Spanish school in Valencia..
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