Informed by research – Enhanced by experience – Powered by passion

We are proud to offer a high-quality, innovative teacher training programme. Our School Direct PGCE (with QTS), led by Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy, is continually adapted and refined to ensure that our graduates enter the profession with the skills, attributes and attitudes that will underpin their career-long development.

Our teacher training has an excellent reputation. For over 5 years, our graduates have gone on to work in schools throughout Lancashire and have enjoyed very successful starts to their careers. Already, they have changed the lives of thousands of children. You could be next!

We have a limited number of places available each year to ensure that every one of our trainee teachers receives high-quality personal support and guidance.

Why teach?

We firmly believe that teaching is the best job in the world. Every day you get the chance to inspire young people and use your skills to ensure every pupil gets access to a quality education. You may remember a truly brilliant teacher from school who made a real difference to your life. As a teacher, you can use your knowledge and passion for learning to help children unlock capabilities and explore new opportunities. You’ll develop a wide range of transferable skills for yourself in the process, too.

This is a fantastic time to join the teaching profession. We invite you to come aboard.

We are looking for people who:

  • care deeply about children.
  • are passionate about education.
  • believe they can always be better.
  • learn from mistakes.
  • listen to others.
  • work collaboratively.
  • work hard.
  • seek challenge.
  • are ambitious.
  • embrace change.
  • are relentless in pursuing excellence.

Sound a little like you? Or at least a little like the person you want to become? Get in touch!

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