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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

Begin your teaching career with The Learning Institute South West

Our Primary and Secondary School Centred (SCITT) routes lead to the award of Qualified Teacher Status and PGCE.

School-based routes are a great way to gain the qualifications and practical skills which potential trainees need to become a teacher. It allows those who have just finished a degree, or have been working in a career for many years to combine teacher training with learning on the job.

You will be working alongside experienced teachers and professional experts to support your development. In addition you will be well supported by a central team who will guide and advise you every step of the way.

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