Bolton Teaching Schools

Teaching Schools in Bolton







Prestolee Teaching School is based on the border between Bolton and Greater Manchester but works across all Ten Local Authorities and Nationally.

It has a designated School Centre for Teacher Training (SCITT) and has an extensive range of support for schools through its support programmes, SLE, NLE and NLG advocates and its CPD.

It leads on the regional conferences and is a key part of the TSA alliance work across Greater Manchester.  It is part of the Prestolee Multi Academy Trust.


To find out more please follow the links below:

Web icon Prestolee Initial Teacher Training











St. James's Teaching School Partnership is committed to the moral purpose of offering mutual support to schools in Bolton, in neighbouring authorities and beyond. Collaborative engagement is key to our success and we believe that developing others is at the heart everything we do.  Our Strategic board is made up of nine partners from different Schools and Organisations, which include: MMU, Manchester Diocese, Bolton Local Authority and Bolton Impact Trust.


Ares we currently work on via the Teaching School:

  • School Direct for Primary & Secondary
  • High quality CPD training
  • Leadership Programmes and development including: middle leader programme, Christian leadership for middle and senior leaders working collaboratively with 5 Diocese. Future programmes may include NPQSL in collaboration with Future Leaders.
  • School to School Support we have been successful in gaining bids for school to school support. We also work in partnership with Bolton School Improvement Board to support local schools. We work as part of the LLE GM collaborative and run aspiring SLE programmes.


To find out more please follow the links below:

Web icon St James's Teaching School










Ladywood Teaching School works collaboratively across Bolton LA, Greater Manchester and Nationally. Our partnership's aim of providing ‘excellence for all’ is implicit in all elements of our extensive Teaching School offer.

In collaboration we provide ITT training for new entrants in to the Primary, Secondary and Special sector and follow this into their following year by delivering the Bolton NQT programme. Our Professional/Leadership Development offer is extensive and is aimed at   impacting on the outcomes of all pupils. In addition we have a comprehensive school to school offer provided through bespoke programmes, SLE, LLE and NLE work.


To find out more please follow the links below:

Web icon Ladywood Teaching School









Sacred Heart TSA was established in June 2017, we work in partnership with the Diocese of Salford and an established group of schools across Bolton (BoSCEP). We operate locally across Greater Manchester, the North West and nationally providing school support, CPD and ITT. We also offer bespoke training through our links with the North West Catholic Dioceses Training Partnership and EducareM.

We believe that the greatest single determinant of a child’s success in school is the quality of their teachers. Therefore, Sacred Heart TSA is dedicated to developing and forming our staff teams, who then in turn enable our students to flourish.

School Support: in partnership with the Salford Diocesan Schools Alliance, we provide high-quality school-to-school support with the aim of spreading excellent practice, particularly to schools that need it most, within and beyond our own network. We have a wide range of expertise and can offer bespoke support to your school. We can broker and oversee the deployment of NLEs, LLEs, SLEs, Lead Practitioners and Lead Experts in order to support your school on its journey to success.


CPLDF: We are a visible member of the Diocese of Salford family of schools, we lead and deliver training within the Diocesan Department for Education CPDF provision.

Our Headteacher is an NLE, a Diocesan Leader of Education (DLE) and seconded as CPDF co-ordinator, organising the Diocese of Salford core training for NQTs, Deputy and Assistant Headteachers in Salford (DAHiS), New Headteachers & Governors.

We also co-ordinate/facilitate the North West Catholic Dioceses Training Partnership and their Catholic Middle Leadership Programme and Excellence & Innovation Days.  In conjunction with EducareM we offer the highly regarded ‘Building the Kingdom programme’ at Sacred Heart.


ITT Schools Direct:

Sacred Heart have been leading school direct ITT provision, in partnership with University of Cumbria, since September 2014. We recruit outstanding new entrants and provide high quality, innovative training based on site at Sacred Heart RC Primary.


To find out more information, please follow the links below: 


Web icon Sacred Heart Teaching School 


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