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Train to teach with Brighsaw Teacher Training

Brigshaw Teacher Training

Brigshaw Teacher Training is committed to providing the highest quality professional learning for trainee teachers, supporting them to have the biggest impact in the classroom and providing an excellent foundation for a successful career in education.  

Brigshaw Learning Partnership’s mission is to provide a cradle to career education that allows our children to enjoy lives of choice and opportunity. By the age of 18, we want every child to have the option of university or a high quality alternative. This means that we aim for life changing personal and academic outcomes, with no child left behind.

How does Brigshaw Teacher Training work?

Our programme includes:

A school orientation experience – before you start, you will have the opportunity to meet your colleagues and interact with pupils so that you can hit the ground running in September.

Classroom teaching – from the get go, you’ll be in the classroom so that you can learn and have an impact straight away.  You will observe, support and team teach and also plan and deliver lessons for specific classes.  Your tutor and mentor will support you to build up your independent teaching time throughout the year.

Weekly instructional coaching and learning to plan – every week, you will be observed by your in-school mentor so that they can offer you positive feedback and bite-sized improvement targets. Your mentor will help you to create effective lessons, developing your planning skills and giving you the opportunity to ask detailed subject-knowledge questions.

Weekly training – in-person training with your peers, including seminars to develop your knowledge of teaching theory and pedagogy and dedicated time for deliberate practice of critical teacher behaviours and habits

For our 2024 cohort, we have non-salaried places in the following subjects:

        QTS only      PGCE

What are we looking for?

At Brigshaw Teacher Training, we understand that academic qualifications, while important, are not the only thing that makes a fantastic teacher.  We know there are certain qualities that successful trainees possess, regardless of their background or experience.  We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:

  • Alignment with our values and ethos, including a strong moral purpose for improving the lives of young people
  • A passion for their subject
  • Some experience with young people (it doesn’t need to be in school)
  • Great communication skills
  • Resilience and creativity (teaching is hard!)
  • Curiosity and an eagerness to learn
  • Self-awareness and keenness to hear/ act on feedback (you’ll receive lots of this during the programme)
  • Fluency in spoken and written English

To join the Brigshaw Teacher Training programme, you must also:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
    If you do not have a degree in or closely related to the teaching subject, you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.
  • Have a Grade 4 or C or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

To speak to someone about our programme, please e-mail TeacherTraining@brigshawtrust.com

Taster Days

Are you interested in finding out more about training to teach with Brigshaw Teacher Training?

Would you like to train in a Trust that makes a difference to the local community?  Discover what it means to be part of the Brigshaw Learning Partnership and gain some real experience in a school on one of our taster days.  Not only will you learn about our programme, but you will also be able to experience our unique approach to training first hand.   Please get in touch to find out more.  We look forward to meeting you!

The Brigshaw Learning Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and offers are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks. The trust is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.

This Schools Direct Teacher Training route is accredited by South West Teacher Training.