At Teach North West, we provide a programme tailored to suit your learning journey. We carefully build a picture of your strengths and passions from our first meeting and work with you to increase your confidence, hone your skills and achieve your full potential.
Our programme is well established across the North West, in alliances across three location hubs - Merseyside, East Manchester and Bolton. Some of our partner schools are part of wider multi-academy trusts and teaching schools – giving you a variety of professional networks to tap into from your first day with us.
On an average week, you’ll spend three days in your ‘home school’ gaining experience of being in the classroom, getting involved with and observing group work and lessons.
University lecturers and specialist subject teachers from our alliance schools share their expertise over two training days each week, where you are taught alongside your cohort in the lead school at each hub.
You will complete two summative assessments (essays of 1000-2000 words) over the year, from two of your five core modules.
We pride ourselves on offering our trainees nurture and support right from their interview, and each year provide additional experiences, which focus on developing skills that will further build your confidence in the classroom. All our trainees take part in termly well-being sessions delivered by experts, get to know each other on our activity induction day, get the chance to meet our graduating cohort to ask questions and listen to their experiences at our welcome afternoon, and so much more…
Our past students say:
‘The support was second to none. Teach Bolton fully equipped me with the knowledge and skills I needed in order to progress with my career.
I felt confident walking into my first classroom, ready to teach my own class.’
Trainee 2020 - now employed in one of our alliance schools.
‘With Teach Bolton, I benefited from training in outstanding schools in Bolton. The support from the staff and the close knit relationships with peers from the course means you never feel alone.’
Trainee 2016 - now employed in our partner trust, Vantage Academies.
‘The tutors were all extremely helpful and provided fantastic out-of-classroom training too… I felt so prepared and excited to teach, a feeling I hadn’t had from my previous course.’
Trainee 2019 - now employed in our partner trust, Forward as One.