Stour Vale Academy Trust is a group of primary and secondary schools offering school direct training across a range of specialisms. Teaching and learning is our core purpose and our course is built on principles of knowledge, inquiry and challenge.
Whether you opt for primary or secondary training, you will be part of an exciting and comprehensive training programme. Supported by our experienced and talented mentors, you will quickly become an integral part of a supportive and aspirational environment that is committed to outstanding outcomes for all, assuring you of the best possible start to your teaching profession.
Our secondary schools: Redhill School, Stourbridge; The Earls High School, Halesowen; Ridgewood High School, Stourbridge
Our primary schools: Olive Hill Primary, Halesowen; Northfield Road Primary, Netherton
We also work closely with a number of other schools in the Black Country, including Oldbury Academy, The Crestwood School (Dudley), and St Matthias School (Wolverhampton).
Our courses are accredited by University of Worcester, University of Wolverhampton and Haybridge Alliance SCITT (c/o Birmingham City University), and all our tuition fee courses award a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) to all successful trainees. Salaried courses award Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) to all successful trainees.
We offer places for secondary and primary trainees.
About the accredited body
We have worked closely with University of Worcester for a number of years and together we have built a strong and impressive course which guarantees quality outcomes for our trainees. Applications through University of Worcester will require an interview at the university and at one of Stour Vale's schools.