School of Education

Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub

Brooke Weston, an outstanding academy, was one of the first schools in the country to be granted teaching school status and is the driving force behind the Brooke Weston Teaching School Alliance (BWTSA). 

In partnership with schools and higher education providers, BWTSA has already supplied high-quality training to over 200 teachers from more than 50 schools across the East Midlands, including Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Cambridgeshire. We offer innovative, forward-thinking and relevant training for teachers at all levels - from trainees to head teachers - and we have a proven track record of developing outstanding teachers and leaders.

If you choose to train with BWTSA, we will offer you the exceptional opportunity to work with a range of reputable and varied primary and secondary schools in our growing alliance. The expertise within our partnership is extensive. It enables us to provide a rich variety of experiences and placements for trainee teachers, as well as support and mentoring from a network of highly-experienced teaching practitioners.

In addition to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), the School Direct programme will also lead to a PGCE and 60 Masters-level credits, which can become part of a full Masters degree as your career progresses. 

We are delighted to be working with the University of Leicester, with whom we have a successful, long-standing partnership. Constant monitoring, training and collaborative work between the alliance and the University ensure close cooperation and an excellent professional and academic partnership which provides a stimulating range of experiences.

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We have a number of schools located in and around Leicester.


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