We offer research-informed teacher training with outstanding subject mentors, and excellent classroom experience to enable you to become a highly motivated and skilled leader of education.
Why study with Great Schools Trust?
We host and attend a number of events throughout the year.
To find out more about Great Schools Trust and our teacher training programmes book onto one of our upcoming events.
If you are a graduate, work with children or are looking for a career change, then teacher training with Great Schools Trust could be for you.
"If you are considering applying for teaching training with the Great Schools Trust, then my recommendation is to do it" Catherine Ashcroft, teacher training Student
I graduated with a 2:2; do I qualify for the teacher training course?
Yes, we accept 2:2 and above and a third class degree is now accepted in Computer Science, Maths and Physics (providing candidates have a B grade or above at A level or an A Level Equivalent at this level).
I don’t have a GCSE C grade or above in English/Maths yet, can I apply for the course and achieve these grades before I start my course?
Yes, but you will be required to achieve this before you start the course.
If you have any queries in regards to your qualifications or feel that your qualifications do not meet the criteria we are looking for please complete our enquiry form - we may still be able to help you onto one of our train to teach courses.
The following will be organised by our training partner:
We are unable to support international visa applications.
Our school-led teacher training programme is an innovative training route which allows you to choose the school in which you train.
The programme is a school-based training programme where you are based in one school for your training plus a work placement at another school within Great Schools Trust.
Our teacher training programmes allow you to learn on the job as you work towards your Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) recommendation. Although your training is based in a school, we are not your employers and work closely with a partner provider to support you. This route offers the option of completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) qualification.
The apprenticeship programme is an employment-based route for high quality graduates, typically with at least three years’ experience of transferable work history. You will earn a salary while you train towards your Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) recommendation, and won’t need to pay any tuition fees. This route offers the option of completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) qualification.
Our teacher training programme starts in September at the beginning of the academic year following an induction in late August and end during the last term of the academic year. Our apprenticeship is a four-term programme, which can be start in September, January or April.
English, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History, Computing
On the teacher training programme, we will mentor you to gradually build up your teaching solo percentage and you are never left in the classroom on your own, there will always be a qualified teacher present. For the apprenticeship route, the teaching expectations vary according to your own experience.
You will qualify with a PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 60 Masters Level Credits.
There are three types of funding available for teacher training - depending on your circumstances, you could receive all three.
Funding options include:
For more information, please visit www.getintoteaching.education.gov.uk
With our apprenticeship programme you won’t need to pay any tuition fees. You’ll be employed by the school directly as an unqualified teacher. The minimum salary you will be paid is scale 1 of unqualified teacher.
To apply for our Teacher Training Programme, please submit your application via the National Institute of Teaching and select Great Schools Trust as your training provider.
Click here to apply: www.niot.org.uk/programmes/initial-teacher-training
To apply for our apprenticeship programme, please complete our enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch to take you through the next steps of the application process.
The ability to engage with like-minded subject trainees and qualified specialists will help you to develop both your subject knowledge and pedagogy. Enrolment in our teaching programme will provide you with access to:
If you choose to train to teach with Great Schools Trust you will enjoy:
The National Institute of Teaching (NIoT) and Great Schools Trust work in partnership to enhance training, generate new research and improve life chances for students.
The partnership has been borne out of shared values and a dedication to improving life chances for children and young people by providing an excellent education. Our partnership is committed to using the latest research to continually improve teaching practice.
The Initial Teacher Training Programme at NIoT embraces various routes into the teaching profession. This innovative programme fosters a rich and inclusive environment for aspiring teachers. The NIoT’s Initial Teacher Training is a fully immersive school-centred programme – aspiring teachers will be in the classroom from the very start.
Classroom to Boardroom Flightpath: King’s Warrington provides a course of training that not only equips you to become an outstanding teacher within 12 months but empowers you with a multitude of career progression opportunities into subject leadership within 4 years and academy leadership within 6 years.
Exceptional Training: A training needs analysis every 7 weeks will ensure you receive fully personalised CPD that recognises your strengths as well as your needs in developing into an outstanding practitioner. A CPD mentor will align 2.5 hours of weekly CPD to your needs and aspirations.
Exceptional Support Network: You will be supported every step of the way through an expert mentoring and coaching network including both an in school professional mentor and a subject mentor whom you will meet weekly.
Exceptional Role Models: All training and professional mentoring are values-based following research-led, evidenced-based methodology, delivered by highly skilled, outstanding practitioners. Initial placements within the trust will be supplemented by opportunities to undertake additional bespoke training and visits to a range of outstanding secondary, special and alternative provision schools.
Exceptional Outcomes: We have a very successful history of Initial Teacher Education with over 30 of our staff have undertaken the School Direct Route into teaching. 100% were graded good or better by the end of their training year, and 75% achieved outstanding status.
You will also spend one term at one of our other King’s Leadership Academies in Liverpool or Bolton to develop your experience.
We know how important it is to secure your first teaching job during your training year. This is why we offer ongoing support in landing your first role, as you work towards your QTS.
What we offer:
Training sessions with headteachers on what schools look for in potential recruits