Initial Teacher Training

Even during these challenging times we are committed to providing our trainees with high quality training. In conjunction with the University of Cumbria we have put together an online programme to ensure the continual professional development of our trainees. This programme consists of virtual seminars conducted by specialist teachers, online meetings with tutors plus a vast amount of online resources. Our trainees are also set regular tasks to undertake all of which are provided with feedback.

We are still recruiting trainees for September 2020/21, interviews have already taken place with more scheduled. The interviews will be conducted via zoom, find out how to apply by visiting out FAQ page within the ITT section of the website.



The restrictions advised by the Government mean that no face to face training can take place and all activity is currently suspended.

We are unable to confirm at this stage whether or not the future events planned will take place. The Government guidance is evolving and being reviewed every 3 weeks.

The next events scheduled are the Middle Leaders Conference on 21st May 2020 and the Senior Leaders Conference in July. A decision will be made and communicated when the advice is updated nearer the time. 

Update: 1st June 2020

The Middle Leaders Conference scheduled for 21st May 2020 has been cancelled and rescheduled for 2nd December 2020. All those who have booked for this conference should have received an email from the Fylde Coast Teaching School Alliance. 

If you've any questions about this event please contact Tim Freeman, Senior Lead, Fylde Coast Teaching School Alliance. Tel: 01253 394911. Email:

We have also had to reschedule the Senior Leaders Conference 2020 due to the continued impact of the coronavirus. The new dates are 30th June to 2nd July 2021. 

All bookings made so far will be transferred to next year's conference. There are no more rooms available for Wednesday, 30th June 2021 but there are a small amount available for Thursday, 1st July 2021. If you wish to book, click here

Update: 24th June 2020

The Early Years Conference in partnership with Early Excellence originally scheduled for 29th April 2020 has now been re-organised for 27th January 2021. The venue and course content is the same, the only thing that has changed is the date.

All those who have previously booked will have their booking transferred to the new date. If the new date is not convenient, please email

If you haven't already booked and would like more information, please click here.


School to School Support

Due to the current restrictions on movement and contact laid down by the government as a result of the current pandemic, activity in this area has been put on hold. 

Activity with Curious Minds, Primary Futures, Primary Science Quality Mark and the Opportunity Area is suspended pending advice from the government. A decision will be taken about these activities when:

a) schools have returned

b) schools have the capacity to carry out this work.

Any NLE, SLE SLiCE direct deployment is suspended.

The Teaching School Council in recognising the difficult situation that we are in accept that normal teaching school activity will be largely impossible.