Manchester Teaching Schools







Chorlton Park Primary School became a designated teaching school in 2013, with Brookburn Primary School being designated in spring 2014. Manchester Teaching School Alliance is an alliance of these two teaching schools together with our partners Barlow Hall Primary, Manley Park Primary, Chorlton CE Primary School, St John's RC Primary, Beaver Road Primary, St Mary's RC Primary (Levenshulme) and Chorlton High School who make up the MTSA Board that drives strategy and decision making for MTSA.

Our alliance was formed to deliver high quality training and professional development for teachers and leaders at all stages of their careers, as well as contributing to the raising of standards through school-to-school support.


To find out more please follow the links below:

Web icon Manchester TSA







Prestolee Teaching School


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
















The Alliance for Learning Teaching School, located in Altrincham, Greater Manchester


The Alliance for Learning Teaching School is a partnership of primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities and organisations from across the North-West, who share their knowledge, skills, expertise and experience to achieve a common goal of continuous educational improvement.


Altrincham Grammar School for Girls is the lead school of the Alliance, where we lead the way in ground-breaking research and development, innovative approaches to school to school support, meaningful professional development for teachers and cutting-edge initial teacher training with the Alliance for Learning SCITT.


The Alliance for Learning SCITT delivers school-based, early years, primary and secondary, initial teacher training across our 60 schools, colleges and universities. Led by Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (outstanding) our courses lead to the award of Post Graduate Early Teachers Teacher Status (EYTS), Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE), accredited by the University of Manchester.


We also have a Maths Hub as part of our remit. NW1 Maths Hub, is one of 4 local and 35 national Maths Hubs who form part of the Maths Hub Programme, a programme funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and coordinated by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) to improve the quality of mathematical teaching and learning for our children.  


To find out more please follow the links below:

Web icon Alliance for Learning

 @AFLTeachingSch and also @lisafathersAFL

















St Andrew's CE Primary Teaching School, Worsley


St Andrew's is proud to be a teaching school.  Working with Liverpool Hope University, we offer personalised training that has academic and theoretical underpinning which allows trainees to become outstanding practitioners.


We offer a welcoming and supportive environment for trainees, working in a partnership with seven successful local schools, each committed to providing the best. It is an outstanding place to work and learn.


We have great success in providing placements for primary trainees; all our students have graduated with good or outstanding grades and found employment at the end of their training.


The teachers within our alliance are exemplary practitioners, keen to share their practice and able to offer subject specialist knowledge. Training to teach with our alliance will be stimulating, challenging and rewarding.


To find out more please follow the links below:

Web icon St Andrews CE Primary Teaching School