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Born To Teach

Are you born to teach? If so, we now have vacancies for teacher training in September 2024

Yarrow Schools Alliance is an alliance of schools whose focus is teaching - teaching future teachers, teaching children, teaching staff... Can we teach you? We have the commitment, the drive and the capacity to deliver first class, school-based training to first class students, who in turn will become first class teachers and leaders of the future.  

We have vacancies now to start Initial Teacher Training in September 2024, and we would be very interested to hear from you if you are thinking of becoming a teacher, or know someone who is. We are looking for people who have (or will have) a degree, a passion for teaching and want to make a difference to the lives of children in the North West.

  • Discover how we would train you to teach

    With Yarrow Schools Alliance you would receive the very best school- based training, embedded in educational theory and would be prepared not only to enter the teaching profession, but to thrive in it. After twelve months with the Alliance, you will be classroom ready, classroom confident and an asset to any school. I promise you that.

Our Stories

  • The training has quickly empowered us with the classroom confidence to go from observing our class mentors, to taking full class responsibility for whole weeks, in a few short months

    Holly, 2020

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  • I have been supported and nurtured whilst working alongside passionate and inspiring teachers who prioritise child-centric teaching and learning above all else.

    Simon, 2020

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  • YSTA will fully immerse you into school life, providing you with endless opportunities to gain hands-on experience both within the classroom and in the wider environment of the school

    Georgina, 2018

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Key Facts

  • 100%

    Of our trainees achieved Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) upon completion of the course.

  • 35

    Local primary schools in our alliance, who are committed to school-based teacher training, in which you would be placed.

  • 80%

    Of your year training with The YSTA is spent in the classroom.

  • 67

    Teachers trained by The YSTA now qualified and living out our promises in Chorley and the surrounding area.

  • 20%

    Of your time training with The YSTA will be spent learning the theory behind the practice.

  • 6

    Dedicated Link Tutors to help support you, develop you and ensure the success of your training year.

Our Partners

A huge thank you to our partners

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We are always keen to welcome new schools into our alliance. If you are interested in your school becoming a member of the YSTA
and would like to know more about us then click the link below.