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Primary Teacher Training

Primary Teacher Training


Primary Initial Teacher Training

The West Cumbria Teaching School Alliance is a partner with the very successful and experienced local School-Centred ITT provider,  CTT (Cumbria Teacher Training).

For students interested in Primary Teacher Training, please talk to:

Liz McKenna, Administrator, CTT –


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.

Find out more about School Direct


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…

Read about Teaching Schools

a brighter future in the northwest Lake District