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Cheshire Leadership and Teaching School Alliance

Cheshire Leadership and Teaching School Alliance

School Direct

the school - based way into teaching.

Our School Direct Programme is an exciting school based training route for graduates interested in primary school teaching.

Working in partnership with the University of Chester we deliver Initial Teacher Training (ITT), leading to accreditation for the Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

We have an excellent reputation for delivering high quality innovative training by practioners within our Alliance and designated SLEs (Specialist Leaders of Education) ensuring our training is practical, relevant and up to date.

What are we looking for in a candidate?

  • Friendly, approachable and have a positive outlook
  • Organisation and time management skills
  • A passion for teaching and learning   
  • A creative and innovative approach
  • The ability to reflect on and develop good practice

We understand the needs of our trainees, identify their strengths and ultimately help them go on to gain employment as a newly qualified teacher.

We want all our Associate Teachers to be successful, fulfilled professionals who can make a difference.

If you are interested in applying for a position as an Associate Teacher with CLTA please follow this link to the UCAS site.

Some of the benefits of training with CLTA:

Leads to Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Excellent support by-

Class Mentor
CLTA QA Lead Mentor
University Link Tutor

Quality professional training delivered by outstanding facilitators

APlacements in Good/Outstanding Schools including second placement in contrasting school