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Our School Alliances

We work in partnership with approximately 60 schools on our PGCE School Direct course, across primary and secondary settings. Each of these schools is part of a School Direct Alliance, which is led by a ‘Lead school’. 

You will apply to a School Direct Alliance and following a successful interview, you could be placed in one of their ‘Host schools’.

We are currently in partnership with the below School Alliances:

Aim High Alliance (Primary)

Lead school: Newbottle Primary Academy

Host schools include: Barmston Village Primary, Gillas Lane Primary Academy, Deaf Hill Primary and Nursery School, Kelloe Primary School and Greenland Community Primary School.

Castle View Enterprise Academy Teaching Alliance (Secondary)

Lead school: Castle View Enterprise Academy

Host schools include: Villa Real School, Belmont Community School, Oxclose Community Academy, King James I Academy, Durham School, St Wilfrid’s RC College and Kings Priory School.

Durham Schools Together (Primary)

Lead school: Coxhoe Primary School

Host schools include: Esh C of E Primary, Bowburn Nursery and Infant School, West Cornforth Primary, Newker Primary School.

Teach North East (Secondary)

Lead school: Harton Academy

Host schools include: Boldon School, Jarrow School, Hetton School, Farringdon Community Academy, Park View School and Hebburn Comprehensive School.

Inspire Multi Academy Teaching Alliance (Primary)

Lead school: Burnside Primary School

Host schools include: Fatfield Academy, Farringdon Academy, New Penshaw Academy, Plains Farm Academy.

South of Tyne Primary Alliance (Primary)

Lead school: George Washington Primary School

Host schools include: Valley Road Primary, John F Kennedy Primary, Highfield Community Primary and Kibblesworth Academy.

Sunderland Nurseries Partners in Pedagogy (Primary)

Lead school: Pennywell Early Years Centre

Host schools: Hetton-le-Hole Nursery, Hetton Lyons Nursery, Houghton Community Nursery, Hylton Red House Nursery, Mill Hill Nursery, Oxclose Nursery and Usworth Colliery Nursery.

Washington and Chester le Street Training Teacher Alliance (Primary)

Lead school: Rickleton Primary

Host schools include: Lambton Primary, Red Rose Primary and Chester le Street C of E Primary.

West Park Alliance (Primary)

Lead school: West Park Academy (Lead)

Host schools: Reid Street Primary, George Dent Nursery, St Mary’s RC Primary and Red Hall Primary.

Published: 14 May 2021