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What We Do

Entry Requirements


An undergraduate degree awarded by a higher education provider in England or Wales, or a recognised equivalent qualification.

A standard equivalent to grade C/4, or above, in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics.

If you intend to train to teach pupils aged 3 – 11 (early years and primary), you must also have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade C/4, or above, in a GCSE science subject examination.

You’ll also need to demonstrate that you have appropriate professional skills in numeracy and literacy before you begin your teacher training.

Personal qualities

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated learners who will inspire our children for the future.

You will need to be motivated, committed, organised, creative and above all have a good sense of fun and humour!

Experience with children is essential and this can be arranged through the Alliance once you have shown commitment to our training programme.

Other requirements

Your role will be subject to:

  • Medical Fitness
  • Declaration of Criminal Convictions
  • Disclosure and Barring Service check

What we are looking for

Potential to Teach

We are looking for trainees who have the required skills and attributes to become outstanding teachers. You will:

  • Have an energy, passion and enthusiasm for working with children
  • Have high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge both yourself and the pupils in your care
  • Care for your children and be passionate about enabling the best outcomes for them
  • Be enthusiastic about your learning, developing your knowledge and skills and the knowledge and skills of others
  • Be able to adapt and be flexible, responding to the needs of your school experience and pupils
  • Be an excellent team member and communicator.

Have a terrific sense of humour!

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24 May 2022

Yesterday we had our fantastic workshop with Hester Binge @STEMLearningUK. Inspiring and informative! If you didn’t get chance to book onto yesterdays course, or KS2 is your area we have our upcoming course on the 23rd June. Follow the link to book @CoastOA @STEMLearningUK

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23 May 2022

For those colleagues who are interested in taking on a new challenge, have a look at this opportunity to become a TA Team Leader ...

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25 Apr 2022

#SchoolDiversityWeek 20-24 June 2022. Lots of resources for schools to celebrate LGBT inclusion @redkitealliance @OGATrust @eboractrust @SwaleAlliance @CoastOA @N_StarAT @HopeSentamuLT @YEndeavour @YouthYorkshire @NSAT_Inclusion @JustLikeUsUK @CEOTheSTARMAT @EskValleyTSA

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18 Apr 2022

Secondary schools and post-16 settings can access a range of educational interventions for FREE or at a subsidised rate through the Accelerator Fund. Find out more with this @EducEndowFoundn webinar on Wednesday 27th April, 4-5pm. Sign up now:

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10 Apr 2022

I’ve been messaged by an senior leader in a small school who is looking to connect with other small school leaders so she can seek advice on roles and time management. Would there be anyone willing to connect to create a little network of support?

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