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

We would like to congratulate our cohort of trainees on the successful completion of their training, the progress made has been fantastic to see.  It’s been a real privilege to watch the trainees’ professional practice develop – it is clear to see they have acted upon advice and feedback which has been demonstrated throughout their teaching.  We are extremely proud of the accomplishments, professionalism and the level of engagement of our trainees, clearly demonstrated in their training and whole school issues.  They have committed fully to all aspects of school life and teaching, this is evidenced in their progress and the relationships they have built with staff and students. Their involvement in remote teaching, the willingness to learn new skills and adapt their teaching to support the students they teach. Best wishes from all of us at RSAA Teaching Schools.

Recruitment 2021-22 is now open, find out further information – click here

*Our Initial Teacher Training programme has been described as a ‘beacon’ of outstanding practice by Birmingham City University. **100% of Secondary and Primary phases successfully achieved QTS**

We are pleased to welcome our 2020 cohort of trainees

We are pleased to welcome our 2020 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.

UCAS is now open for a September 2021 start in both Primary and Secondary for our School Direct courses.

In the current Covid-19 situation, please email for information regarding our recruitment contingency plan as we will be 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, 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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