Train to Teach Secondary Vacancy

Why train with Prince Bishops Teaching School Alliance?

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By choosing to train to with Prince Bishops Teaching School Alliance you will learn first hand from outstanding teachers and be immersed in school life from the outset.

It is a unique partnership between primary and secondary schools, working with young people aged 11-19.

There are 12 schools, 9 primary and 3 secondary, who work in partnership across the Durham and Newcastle Diocese.

Whitburn Church of England Academy is the lead school for Secondary Initial Teacher Training in the Prince Bishops Teaching School Alliance (PBTSA). Together with our strategic partners; we provide a unique school based learning opportunity in partnership with Durham SCITT, who were rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2014.

What schools do PBTSA work with?
Whitburn Church of England Academy – South Tyneside (Lead School)
Venerable Bede Church of England Academy – Sunderland
Ian Ramsey Church of England Academy – Stockton
St Hild’s Church of England Secondary School – Hartlepool
Newcastle High School for Girls – Newcastle

What subjects are on offer?

Art & Design
Business Studies
Computer Studies
MFL Spanish
MFL French
Physical Education
Religious Education

School Direct benefits:

  • Train and learn ‘on the job’;
  • Receive intensive support from experienced teachers and mentors;
  • Be part of a team from the very start;
  • The principles of academic rigour on School Direct are the same as on university-led courses;
  • You’re also equally eligible for a training bursary (or, where appropriate, scholarship);
  • You can apply for financial support, such as student loans.

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