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Why Choose Us?

We are one of the oldest and largest teacher training providers in the region, training around 100 trainees every year, and working with over 60 local schools.

Here are just some of the reasons why you should consider training with us:

  • Our School Direct course provides you with a great combination of both academic teaching and practical experience in the classroom.
  • You are placed in two schools - your main, host school, plus a contrasting school for a shorter placement.
  • You get the benefit of being a student in a university, with access to their services - as well as being part of a real school, learning from other staff and getting hands-on experience in the classroom.
  • We also run our own programme of professional training sessions, covering everything from lesson design and behaviour management, to time management and communication with parents.
  • We provide support to help you get your first job. Our trainees have an excellent track record of getting jobs within six months of finishing our training course (usually well over 85%), with many trainees gaining jobs before they have even finished the course!
  • But we stay in touch after that too, supporting you throughout your career. We provide training for all stages of teaching - from subject specialism through to middle and senior leadership.

Great education is at our core

Our lead secondary school is Silverdale school in Sheffield.

Silverdale is a comprehensive school and sixth form in the south-west of Sheffield. We are a friendly, inclusive community with a track record of outstanding results at all stages

Our lead primary school is Malin Bridge school in Sheffield.
  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Rooted in a belief that education can change lives

We are part of Chorus Education Trust, a growing local Trust committed to providing the very best education for all children in our region.

We know that there is outstanding expertise across our region that can be harnessed to make this happen. That means drawing on one of the biggest strengths in the education world – the willingness to share, support and collaborate.

Working with local universities

Our teacher training courses are delivered in partnership with the two Sheffield universities:

  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • University of Sheffield

Schools are at the heart of our alliance

We work with over 60 local schools, including:
  • Early years schools.
  • Primary schools.
  • Secondary schools.
  • Special schools.