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Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Train to Teach


Westcountry Schools Trust is part of  the South West Teaching School Alliance (SWTSA).

SWTSA are a partnership of high performing schools sharing our skills, experience, talent and capacity to help improve learning and achievement in schools across the South West.

SWTSA has three main aims:

  • To promote high quality Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
  • To develop teaching and leadership skills more generally across our network of schools
  • To intervene and support schools in need

SWTSA offers Teach South West (School Direct) training placements in English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, French and Spanish.

TLI SouthWest

In addition, Ivybridge Community College are delighted to now be working with The Learning Institute South West [TLISW] which has a new lead partnership with Westcountry Schools Trust.  

The SCITT is accredited to assess and award Qualified Teacher Status [QTS] at both primary and secondary phases and has experience built up over 12 years.  TLISW also work with HEIs in order to be able to offer academic awards, alongside QTS. 

TLISW offer opportunities for a variety of routes into teaching based on individual assessment of circumstances and this can include access to an undergraduate degree in Teaching and Learning should the degree requirement for teaching not be in place.

Your journey into teaching can start today by following the link below.

For more information please click here 

Please see attachment below for our latest advertisement, together with the full article from Sam Dalton, one of our trainees.