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Cheshire LTA are a strategic partner of the Cheshire Teaching School Hub and the University of Chester. We work together to deliver high quality training for ITE, ECTs, ECMs and the NPQEYL, NPQLBC & NPQSL Programmes.

Also, as part of the Cheshire Academies Trust, we offer excellent School Improvement Services, driven by our experienced NLEs, SLEs and School Improvement Advisors.  

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“We are the Lead School for CLTA and have supported the recruitment and placement of Associate Teachers for over 10 years, many of which have gone on to middle and senior leadership roles. The combination of classroom experience and academic learning prepares every Associate Teacher for a career in teaching, working alongside inspiring and passionate mentors. CLTA understands the needs of their trainees, identifies their strengths, and ultimately helps them go on to gain employment. We are proud to be part of this partnership.”

David Wearing- Principal Kelsall Primary and Nursery School

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“As a Partner School of CLTA, we have had the pleasure of hosting their student teachers for many years, a number of which we have retained as members of staff who have been incredibly successful or we have supported them to secure posts at other great schools. CLTA's Initial Teacher Training programme has been an invaluable asset to our school. The student teachers gain "in classroom" experience which makes them exceptionally well-prepared for a career in teaching.  They are immersed in school life from their very first day and finish their training, fully understanding what is ahead of them. The CPD training delivered by CLTA has empowered our staff with the latest knowledge and tools to excel in their roles. We highly recommend CLTA for their commitment to excellence in teacher training from student teachers to senior leaders.”

Kate Doyle- Principal, Mill View Primary

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“We have hosted students at our school for a number of years now. We have found CLTA to be extremely organised with excellent communication. They have exceedingly high standards with training and support through in house school mentors. I have to say Carole is just at the end of the phone - she knows the answer to everything and if not will find it - great partnership working! The student teachers gain experience in a setting daily and it is a pleasure to watch them flourish in to passionate and caring teachers……aspiring leaders of the future. So much so that I have employed all that I can, continued to support them to grow and then watched them go on to middle and senior leadership positions.”

Kathryn Magiera- Witton Church Walk CE Primary

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“Our collaboration with CLTA has been truly invaluable. Over the years, we have had the privilege of hosting student teachers and participating in the wide range of high quality CPD training provided by CLTA. The experience has been  nothing short of exceptional. The student teachers we've hosted through the 'Schools Direct' programme have consistently shown a high level of dedication, professionalism, and readiness for the classroom. They bring fresh insights and enthusiasm, contributing positively to our school's educational environment. The CPD training sessions conducted by CLTA have consistently delivered relevant and up-to-date content, helping our staff stay at the forefront of educational developments. We have witnessed the benefits in the professional growth of our teachers and their ability to provide a more enriched learning experience for our students. In summary, our long-standing partnership with CLTA has proven to be a mutually beneficial and enriching experience.”

Kerry Forrester- Headteacher, Tarporley CE Primary

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Kelsall Primary School, Flat Lane, Kelsall, CW6 0PU

Carole FarrellOperations Director

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Kelsall Primary School, Flat Lane, Kelsall, CW6 0PU

Carole FarrellOperations Director