We recruit trainees to become primary or secondary teachers. The Central RSA Academies Trust, and the wider RSA Family of Academies provide high quality teacher training, with excellent outcomes.
Working for the Trust
Our training provision lasts for one academic year (September – July), during which time you will undertake two high quality school placements across our Teaching School Alliance. You will also enjoy a bespoke programme of training developed and delivered by our Alliance Schools and University partners. Our Initial Teacher Training programmes have been designed to build your confidence and subject knowledge and give you the necessary skills to become an effective classroom practitioner.
We strongly believe in school-led training, because we can recruit high calibre trainees and support them to become the very best practitioners and in turn transform students’ outcomes through challenging and stimulating teaching. We provide one-to-one support and access to a comprehensive and tailored CPD package, which will ensure you are fully supported during your training year and your professional development, and then ongoing throughout your career if you decide to work within our Trust – most trainees do!
“Abbeywood RSA Academy has provided me with a lot of time to develop personal targets in my NQT year. My mentor has been dedicated to our weekly meetings and has always been available to help whenever I have needed it. I have been able to really challenge myself at Abbeywood and I know I have learned valuable life lessons that will support me throughout the rest of my career.” – Abbie.
What we are looking for
We are looking for people who have the right personal qualities and potential to be a passionate and committed teacher to improve the outcomes for the young people we work with. While extensive experience of working with young people is not essential, it is often found that the strongest applicants are those who have shown an interest in working with young people and a willingness to get some experience of school where possible. We would prefer at least five days experience in a school environment. You are likely to be asked at interview about your experiences of being in a school, even if it just from an observational perspective.
If you are interested in training in one of the following subjects: Mathematics, Physics or Computing, then we can offer you an increased salary of up to £21,000. Please contact us for further information.
On completion of your training you will be awarded a PGCE with QTS; the programmes are assessed at masters (M) level. Graduates of the Schools Direct programmes will be confident, passionate, knowledgeable and reflective teachers, ready to embark on a rewarding and fulfilling career, hopefully taking up positions that arise within our partnership of schools.