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West Cumbria Teaching School Alliance

4th September 2019

Our name has changed to ‘West Cumbria Teaching School Alliance’ from September 1st 2019. Please address all correspondence to

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What is School Direct?

School Direct is a direct route into teaching, where successful applicants can follow a PGCE (with QTS) course. The main difference to the traditional PGCE course is that you will do a significant amount of your training within a school.

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There are many success stories from the West Cumbria Teaching School Alliance. Here are just a few of them.

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What is a Teaching School?

Teaching Schools have been established in order that schools and groups of schools take increasing responsibility for managing the school system…

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a brighter future in the northwest Lake District