The Alliance for Learning SCITT (previously Greater Manchester Bright Futures SCITT) is a dynamic, high-quality teacher training provider offering a range of school-based routes into teaching in the Early Years, Primary and Secondary sectors.

We work in collaboration with the Alliance for Learning and the Primary Alliance for Learning, a partnership of over 60 schools, colleges and universities across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

Led by two outstanding schools (Altrincham Grammar School for Girls who lead on our secondary teacher training and St Bede Primary Academy who lead on our early years and primary training), we have a proven track record of providing outstanding teacher training for over 10 years.

We offer the following routes into teaching:

  • School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) in primary and secondary
  • Graduate employment-based Early Years Teacher Status

The Alliance for Learning SCITT aims to promote excellence in all aspects of education through focused, central and school-based training activities. Trainees are based in our partner schools for the duration of the programme.

Teaching is a challenging yet extremely satisfying career. If you enjoy working with children and young people, have a passion to help them reach their potential in life and you would like to contribute to society, becoming a qualified teacher is an ideal profession for you.

Comments from our recent Ofsted inspection:

“Employers of trainees comment very favourably on the significant improvements in trainees’ expertise and knowledge, brought about by their training”  Ofsted 2017

“The good-quality training ensures trainees are prepared effectively to deliver the early years foundation stage across different early years settings and schools” Ofsted 2017

“The high quality face-to-face training, assignments and placements combine to give trainees a firm basis on which to develop their skills and knowledge” Ofsted 2017




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