Whether you are thinking of applying to be a trainee teacher, are currently a teacher looking for a course for your own development or if you are at the start of your journey and wondering if teaching is right for you, we can help.
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 first half term, 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). Our first event is at The University of Birmingham Great Hall on Monday 11th November 4.30pm – 8pm (Birmingham B15 2TN). To register your attendance, please email email@example.com. Additionally, please keep checking our twitter feed for updates on further Open Day events. If you would like to register for one of our CPD events, please do so.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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Continuing professional learning and development
The RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance is committed to improving student outcomes and we believe that the best teachers make the most impact. Support for individual development and career choice is at the heart of our alliance. We facilitate intensive professional learning, ranging from trainee and newly qualified teacher induction programmes to subject enhancement and leadership development sessions.
The RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance is excited about the power of great leadership and the impact a leader can have on the lives of others. We provide high quality training and leadership experiences for students and staff. All teachers are leaders within their classroom and our talent management strategy ensures that teachers at all stages of their career have access to a range of leadership development programmes.
The RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance was built with research and development at its heart. We believe that effective research and enquiry begins with our students and a drive to improve their learning experience and educational outcomes. We believe that research and development is important for all schools because the power to transform education comes when schools collaborate and an active research and development culture can be found across all the schools in our Alliance.
The RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance is dedicated to ensuring that the School to School Support Programme provides schools with a significant and extensive level of expertise. Our track record demonstrates that the support we offer can transform a school around from an ‘Ofsted category’ to Outstanding.
The RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance strongly believes in school-led training in order to recruit high calibre trainees and transform student outcomes through challenging and stimulating teaching.
Specialist leaders of education are outstanding middle and senior leaders. They have at least 2 years’ leadership experience in a particular specialism (e.g. maths, school business management, initial teacher training).