Why Us?

By training with us, you will be part of something that is very exciting and which provides great training and great experience.

Our Trust is based in Greater Manchester. Our job is to make a significant difference to the school-days and life-chances of all our young people, including and especially young people who have many fewer socio-economic or prior educational advantages.

We value our local communities and our adult colleagues as dearly as our young people and each of our schools is committed to providing academic rigour, strong examination results and a spirit of enquiry.  But we do so much more. 

We also provide planned opportunities for our students to develop character and grow into fine young citizens. Our students undertake electives in outdoor pursuits, the arts and a niche sport, in addition to a full range of co-curricular activities and clubs.   For our teaching, leading and support staff, we provide strong and sustained professional development, based on some of the best research available.  Teaching and learning in our schools are enjoyable pursuits, characterised by warmth and strictness.  The relationships we forge between adults and young people are strong and based on mutual respect. 

We are determined to stamp out disadvantage and promote education as the gateway to a life worth living.

Whilst our schools are already achieving well and serving their local communities, there is so much more we can do together.  We cherish each of our schools and the distinctive contribution each can make to its community but we also align around best practice and strong school improvement strategies in our pursuit of excellence.

Train with us. 

In partnership with the Everyone Learning Alliance and the University of Cumbria we offer a primary teacher and secondary teacher School Direct programme where you will train alongside highly experienced and successful teachers and mentors as well as completing a University of Cumbria PGCE qualification with QTS and 60 Master’s Degree Credits. You will benefit from excellent support and guidance from the Everyone Learning Alliance, our primary and secondary school partners and our Teaching and Curriculum Institute so you can develop into the best teacher you can be and make a difference to the lives of local children.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Work with students from the start of the course.
  • Experience a breadth of continuous professional development and strategic placements to meet personal needs.
  • Be fully immersed in the life of a school all year.
  • Receive quality assurance from The University of Cumbria.
  • Begin a journey of continuous development with exceptional professional learning opportunities
  • Gain a whole range of experiences within a nurturing environment.
  • Receive support and guidance to seek and find employment.
More Information

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