Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

School Direct ITT

Welcome to St Aloysius, a lead school with the Carmel Teacher Training Partnership (CTTP)

  • Are you interested in becoming a teacher?
  • Are you inspiring, creative and dedicated?
  • Do you want to train locally, achieve QTS and a PGCE qualification whilst enjoying the full school experience?

Then you are in the right place.

As a lead school with CTTP, St Aloysius has a wealth of experience in transforming high quality graduates into outstanding teachers. Evaluated by Ofsted as an outstanding school and provider, we offer high quality training delivered by experienced practitioners in our outstanding schools in the Newcastle and South Tyneside area.

The pursuit of excellence is our ethos, based upon the expectation that everyone strives for quality, and we bring that passion and commitment to everything we do. We ensure that our training programme is personalised for the individual needs of our trainees. There is no better place for you to start your teaching career than with us. We work in a friendly, nurturing and inspiring setting, where you will be valued and supported.

The Initial Teacher Training takes candidates through the School Direct programme and provides a great alternative to training through a university. Our training is school based, therefore we provide you with practical, job based learning from the start. As you are working in a school, you are also much more likely to get a job at the end of your training. In fact, over 96% of our trainees go on to secure a permanent teaching role, the majority of them in their host schools. To hear from previous successful candidates, visit the case studies below.

Upon successful completion of the programme, the trainee will be awarded QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education or a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. The QTS is required for anyone who wished to teach in a maintained  school in England (most academies, independent and free schools also seek to employ holders of QTS) while the PGCE is internationally recognised and enables students to teach beyond England.

Recruitment for 2019-20


For further information contact Dionne Dunn at St Aloysius on 0191 4832274 or visit the Carmel Teacher Training website here..

You can apply online at UCAS teacher training – we cannot accept direct applications.

Case studies

Click here to read more about Mr Rushton’s journey (current Y6 teacher at St Aloysius).