The Pioneers Partnership is a SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training), providing both the salaried and non-salaried training routes into teaching. Our vision is that every child in Rochdale has the opportunity to attend an Outstanding School and we provide high quality and personalised training to graduates to support this. You will complete training after one year with Qualified Teacher Status and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education.
Schools are taking more control of Initial Teacher Training. With the school-led programme, you will spend more time based in schools and classrooms than you would on a traditional PGCE course. All training is delivered by current outstanding practitioners from within our Alliance and is wholly school-based. Trainees complete the training with many more hours classroom experience than those who have followed a university-led route, leaving them more confident and skilled as they embark on their NQT year.
We are lucky that the Partnership incorporates all of Rochdale's secondary schools as well as partner school's within our Multi Academy Trust. Also included are six Primary Schools, Special Schools, a post 16 college and an outstanding sixth form. Partners involved in delivering the training are:
Middleton Technology School (Lead School), St Cuthbert's, Kingsway Park, St Anne's, Holy Family, Matthew Moss, Siddal Moor, Hollingworth Academy, Falinge, Oulder Hill, Wardle Academy, Cardinal Langley, New Charter Academy, Redwood, Brownhill, Hopwood Hall College and Rochdale Sixth Form.
The Primary Schools involved from September 2016 are:
Broadfield, Lower Place, Little Heaton, Meanwood, Shawclough, Elmwood and Silver Springs Academy