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Primary Teacher Training

Primary Initial Teacher Training

The Western Lakes Teaching School Alliance is a partner with the very successful and experienced local School-Centred ITT provider,  CPTT (Cumbria Primary Teacher Training).

For students interested in Primary Teacher Training, please feel free to talk to Neil Rutledge, Director of CPTT –

For further information or enquiries about applications, please feel free to contact:

Liz McKenna, Administrator, CPTT –

What is School Direct?

School Direct is a direct route into teaching, where successful applicants can follow a PGCE (with QTS) course. The main difference to the traditional PGCE course is that you will do a significant amount of your training within a school.

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Upcoming events

Click below to view our calendar of training events, School Direct conferences, CPD, courses and meetings.

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What is a Teaching School?

Teaching Schools have been established in order that schools and groups of schools take increasing responsibility for managing the school system…

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Contact Us

Tel: 017687 72605 Ext 225


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