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GAET are committed in our strategic plan to creating the best conditions for professional development for all. For us this starts with initial teacher training.

The Trust has an Ofsted graded ‘good’ ITE provision – Pioneers Partnership SCITT.

Download a copy of the latest Pioneers Partnership Ofsted report.

As a DfE accredited provider of Initial Teacher Education, Pioneers Partnership SCITT is committed to providing the highest quality of teacher training and development. Our SCITT offers both primary and secondary routes into teaching.

Trainees in the Pioneers Partnership SCITT thrive. Leaders ensure that trainees are well prepared to embark on a career in teachingOFSTED 2022

Trainee teachers are placed at the heart of our programme, ensuring that placement experiences, subject and phase-specific training are designed around individual needs. Trainees are supported to become reflective, inquisitive and confident practitioners.

Leaders have ensured that the core curriculum is ambitious, underpinned by up-to-date research and delivered by experts” OFSTED 2022

Pioneers Partnership is proud of a long history of very strong employment rates. Many of our ITT graduates progress into employment in our Trust and other local partner schools. Several alumni now hold positions of responsibility within local academies.

Leaders’ strong, unswerving pastoral support for trainees’ well-being permeates all elements of the training programmeOFSTED 2022

Currently we recruit around 30 trainees annually, and we have exciting plans to grow. As part of this strategy, we have recently formed a new partnership with Teach First – acting as their lead delivery partner for Primary in Greater Manchester.

Our partnership offers the opportunity to train in a range of placement schools across Rochdale, Tameside and Manchester. To work with us as a Placement School please contact Sarah Swindin, our Director of SCITT: mtssswindin@middtech.com

Visit the Pioneers Partnership website for more details:

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