Greater Manchester Bright Futures SCITT is top of the class for people pursuing a career in the classroom

The Greater Manchester Bright Futures SCITT (GM Bright Futures SCITT) are excited to be extending their portfolio of teacher training opportunities and are calling for people with a passion to teach, to apply for one of its early years, primary or secondary teacher training programmes.

Led by Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, GM Bright Futures SCITT are renowned for delivering exceptional teacher training, with 97% of their trainees last year securing employment in one of their partner schools. The resounding success of their programmes has seen them, alongside their partners, Bolton based Teaching School, Primary Alliance for Learning (PAL) becoming the ONLY school based training providers in the North West to be able to offer the Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS).

Their School Centred Initial Teacher Training for Primary and Secondary, and Early Years Teacher Status (Graduate employment) programmes are open to top graduates and career changers, as well as those already working at a school/nursery and want to take the next step. Secondary subjects on offer include: maths, physics, chemistry, biology, history and geography.

Successful candidates are eligible for a tax-free bursary or a scholarship, or a salary – as well as the chance to train alongside experienced teachers in some of the best schools in the country.

Candidates will also complete Mental Health First Aid training, a 2 day course accredited by Mental Health England which runs in line with the governments Future in Mind policy 2015. This course is a vital aid to help teachers gain a wider understanding and work more effectively with children and young people who may be experiencing mental health problems.

Roger Pope, Chair of the National College for Teaching and Leadership said: “Teaching is a fantastic career – it offers a competitive salary, flexibility and great opportunities for people seeking career progression. With the bursaries and scholarships on offer this year, more talented graduates will have the opportunity and support to become teachers and help young people reach their full potential.

Kal Hodgson, SCITT Director, added: “Our programmes allow individuals to learn alongside some of the best teachers working in our classrooms today, and be part of the team from day one. We believe that every child deserves the very best start in life and that is why we are committed to training teachers who can provide the next generation with the best chance of developing happy, successful futures. We have a dedicated team of experienced teachers and trainers who are committed to developing our trainees.”


Alliance for Learning
Cavendish Road, Bowdon
Altrincham WA14 2NL
Proud to part of the Bright Futures Education Trust