Welcome to the
Inspire Learning
Teaching School Hub
North West

We bring together a wide range of partners and schools across two Local Authority districts to provide professional development.

Train to Teach

Train to Teach

To teach within England and Wales you need to undertake Initial Teacher Training (ITT) to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Get into teaching and make a difference.

Ignite Institute (formerly Ignite TSA) are delighted to be working in partnership with St John Plessington Catholic College to offer both primary and secondary routes into teaching.

Our 2022-23 PGCE with QTS School Direct Programmes will open for applications on 12th October 2021. To make an application, visit www.gov.uk/find-postgraduate-teacher-training-courses and search for Ignite Institute (22A)

Course codes and further information can be found by clicking on the ‘apply for primary’ or ‘apply for secondary’ links on this page.

Our first open evening will take place virtually on Monday 18th October at 5:00pm. To register your interest, please complete the form below and select if you are interested in primary or secondary. A zoom link will then be sent to the email address provided.

Ignite Institute Open Evening registration form – 18th October 2021 5:00pm

For any information regarding Ignite Institute’s Teacher Training programme, please contact:

Steve Jevons for Primary information and applications – stevejevons@hfcmat.com

Ciara O’Connor for Secondary information and applications – ciaraoconnor@inspirelearningtsh.co.uk

Since 2015-16, Ignite, in partnership with the University of Chester and a wide range of Leading Practitioners, has developed an outstanding Teacher Training Course. We are delighted with our employment rates over the last 6 years and are looking forward to developing the next cohort of Associate Teachers in 2022-23 and beyond.

Please click on the success stories link to see reflections from some of our trainees about the training programme and the current successes they are enjoying.

“The programme is unbelievably thorough in terms of what is needed by Associate Teachers and Mentors. It has been put together brilliantly and we are really excited about being part of it!”

Alan Brown, Headteacher – Oldfield Primary School