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Welcome to the RSA Academies' Teaching School Alliance working in collaboration with Abbeywood Teaching School

Recruitment 2020-21 is NOW OPEN on UCAS

*Our Initial Teacher Training programme has been described as a ‘beacon’ of outstanding practice by Birmingham City University. **100% Pass Rate at Grade 1&2 – Secondary and Primary phases**

We are pleased to welcome our 2019 cohort of trainees

We are pleased to welcome our 2019 cohort of trainees, starting their School Direct placements across our family of schools.  It’s been an exciting year so far, and trainees are now fully immersed into school and their studies.

Recruitment has now started for a September 2020 start for our School Direct Courses (Primary & Secondary). In the current Covid-19 situation, please email for information regarding our recruitment contingency plan as we are still recruiting across a variety of subjects and across both Primary and Secondary. Additionally,  please keep checking our  twitter feed for updates on further Open Day events.

If you have any queries or questions regards the courses, schools in our family, or to register your interest in applying with the RSAA Teaching Schools’ Alliance or with Abbeywood Teaching School, please email Teresa Wilson, Director of Initial Teacher Training, at

Dispelling myths about School-Led Initial Teacher Training

Our mission is to recruit, develop and retain exceptional professionals, by offering leading edge, Initial Teacher Training across our diverse family of schools. Our training programmes have been designed to build your confidence and subject knowledge, and give you the necessary skills to become an effective classroom practitioner. We provide one-to-one support and access to a comprehensive and tailored Continual Professional Development package, which will ensure you are fully supported during your training year and your professional development.

Read about our teacher training opportunities.

Why train with the RSA

Watch this short video to see why working for the RSA family is so rewarding.

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