Teach Cheshire is an experienced School Direct Alliance led by schools in the Macclesfield and Poynton area, with partner schools across the wider area. You will spend time in two different partnership schools, normally starting in one in the Autumn term, going to a contrasting placement in the Spring term and then returning to the first school in the Summer term. All of the schools in the Alliance have comprehensive intakes and you will get experience of working with young people of all abilities. At least one of your placements will give you access to the 11-18 age range.
Our programme has an excellent track record in terms of outcomes and employment in the alliance and beyond. We are passionate about developing the next generation of outstanding teachers and leaders and are fully committed to high quality, creative and exciting approaches to teaching and learning.
We will ensure that you have the opportunity to build up strong relationships with the staff and students in each school and become fully immersed in wider school life. You will be supported by a fully trained specialist subject mentor and also by a professional mentor who will help you develop your wider skills, knowledge and understanding ahead of your future career in teaching.
The course leads to QTS and PGCE with 60 master's credits. We work closely with our partners to share the delivery of the programme so that you have the opportunity to apply learning from university sessions to the practical context of the classroom, supported and guided by experienced and enthusiastic teachers.