Stay in touch with West Cumbria Teaching School Alliance




WCTSA collaborates with Ellen Teaching School, LASL West and all Teaching School Alliances in Cumbria to coordinate an effective CPD Programme for the academic year.

The programme will be displayed on the Cumbria Teaching Schools website, sent electronically to schools and available via LASL briefing sheets.

If you require any information in the meantime please contact us.


Achieve HLTA status:

All applicants must have:

  • Some experience of leading whole class learning with no teacher present.
  • Level 2 in Maths and English


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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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