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Initial Teacher Training & NQT

Thank you for your interest in our School Direct places available for teacher training 2017-18.

Painsley Catholic College is an outstanding 11-18 academy in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Painsley Catholic College School Direct consortium is a group of very friendly, supportive schools, passionate about creating the next generation of teachers. Painsley Catholic College became a National Teaching School in 2014 and is one of only 3 National Maths Hubs in the West Midlands.  

We work in partnership with 3 universities (Birmingham City, Manchester Metropolitan and the University of Derby) and KNSPS, the Keele and North Staffordshire Primary SCITT (school centre initial teacher training) for primary training.

As a consortium, we aim to provide high quality, school based initial teacher training. We believe our provision ensures trainees feel fully prepared for life in the classroom and a career in education. The schools work closely with the partner universities and SCITT to ensure that our Schools Direct students gain their Teaching Qualification giving them qualified teacher status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). You will experience placements in 2 of our consortium schools throughout the year, as well as opportunities to visit the other schools for educational and professional studies. There may also be opportunities to visit our partner special school for short placements.

All our staff are exceptionally skilled and passionate practitioners and you are welcome to visit us to discuss your chosen career.

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