West Lakes Academy is proud to have been accredited as a Teaching School in July 2017. Our aim is to change lives through learning by bringing the highest quality initial teacher training, professional development and school to school support to the west coast of Cumbria.

What is a Teaching School?

A Teaching School is an outstanding school which has been nationally recognised for their capacity to support and help other schools to improve outcomes through:

  • the delivery of high quality, evidence-based CPD
  • the recruitment and training of new teachers
  • the sharing of their best leaders to coach and mentor staff in other schools

Initial Teacher Training

Train to teach in West Cumbria on the outskirts of the Lake District.

West Lakes Teaching School Alliance is excited to be working with Durham University to provide high quality School Direct Initial Teacher Training in 2019-20.

We are currently recruiting initial teacher trainees against the following subject courses for a September 2019 start:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Please visit our West Lakes TSA website for more information and how to apply.









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