Participating Schools

We are delighted to announce that we already have commitments to the project from the following organisations:

 - Kingsbridge Education Improvement Partnership (   

Based in the Borough of Wigan, Kingsbridge have a proven track record of success. Their latest OFSTED report rated us as ‘Outstanding’. They work with 19 schools across the borough and beyond, and offer an excellent route into the exciting and rewarding world of teaching at primary and secondary levels. At Kingsbridge, trainees are based in a school from the day training starts and everyone is treated as a valued member of staff. They give trainees the opportunity to experience teaching in different settings through a separate six week placement in another school. Their courses put the individual right at the heart of the programme. No-one is expected to ‘fit in’ with what’s on offer — the course is built around each individual. 

You can follow Kingsbridge Education Improvement Partnership on Twitter @KingsbridgeEIP


 - Vantage Academy Trust (

As a trust, Vantage are deeply committed to improving outcomes for all children and supporting schools with a history of under performance to become both inspirational and safe places in which to learn. They do this by investing in and developing exceptional teachers, leaders and support staff; building strong relationships with parents and our local communities; providing inspirational learning environments; and demonstrating high expectations for every school and every child across the trust.

You can follow SS. Simon and Jude Church of England Primary School on Twitter @OfficeSssJ


 - Associated Merseyside Partnerhsip (SCITT) (


The Associated Merseyside Partnership SCITT (AMP) is a strong and collaborative partnership of schools and colleges in the Merseyside area with a number of distinctive features that contribute to diversity and choice for trainees. The wide variety of partner schools is a major strength of the consortium. They can offer trainees a teaching experience in a mixed comprehensive, an 11-18 school, a Roman Catholic school, a single sex school, a studio school, and an Academy. The range of subject specialisms and awards to be found within AMP is exceptional. In short AMP has friendly, well-equipped schools that offer a wide range of educational experiences and understand the needs of Initial Teacher Training.

You can follow Associated Merseyside Partnership on Twitter @AMPSCITT


 - The Dean Trust (

The Dean Trust currently operates in three Local Authorities, Manchester, Trafford and Knowsley and provides a rich cultural mix as well as an opportunity to learn from the best in each area. Supporting their schools and academies is the Ashton on Mersey Teaching School. As a result, their staff remain fully up-to-date with the newest and best methods in teaching for their own children as well as supporting other schools and their staff. All of the schools and academies that are part of their local community have a real sense of identity.  The Dean Trust has recognised leaders in the field of education including a National Leader of Education and a large number of Specialist Leaders of Education. This ensures that The Dean Trust always remains a high quality provider of education.

You can follow The Dean Trust on Twitter @thedeantrust


 - Prestolee Teaching School Alliance (

The Prestolee Teaching School Alliance currently consists of 24 schools working together, and this number is increasing due to increased capacity and the strength of the working relationships formed during 2013-14. Headteachers and Senior Leaders from each school within the alliance meet termly to discuss and co-ordinate research and development work, CPD opportunities, projects and support opportunities.