Level: Primary
Non-salaried places: PGCE Primary Education with QTS
Location: Lancashire
Start date: September 2019
Lead school: Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy

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About Our Alliance

Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy is the lead school of Shining Lights Teaching School Alliance and has offered a successful School Direct PGCE for over 5 years.

Our alliance is a forward-thinking, collaborative and friendly network of schools.

We consider it an absolute privilege to be involved in ITT and look forward to supporting and inspiring trainees as they join the rewarding professions in existence.

Our philosophy:

Our approach to teacher training is informed by research, enhanced by experience and powered by passion.

We utilise a range of different professional learning models to ensure that learning is expansive, not restrictive, for our students.

Why Study with Us

We are proud to offer a high quality, innovative programme. our school direct pgce (with qts) is continually adapted and refined to ensure that our graduates enter the profession with the skills, attributes and attitudes that will underpin their career-long development.

We have an excellent reputation. For over 5 years, graduates have gone on to work in schools throughout lancashire and have enjoyed successful starts to their careers. Already, they have changed the lives of thousands of children.

The best thing about the course, according to current and past trainees, is the unrelenting personal support provided by course leaders and mentors.

We are looking for people who:

If this sounds a little like you, get in touch!


Alliance Partners

Shining Lights is led by a core group of strategic patners:

The wider alliance is currently made up of the following member schools:

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