If you’re considering a career in teaching, our Star Teachers programme provides industry leading pathways into teaching.

We want to give every teacher who works for us, or trains with us, the best possible chance to become an outstanding teacher. Outstanding teaching delivers outstanding outcomes – our ultimate goal for our own schools and for the school system.

The Institute offers three routes into primary and secondary teaching through the Star Teachers programme:

  • Route 1 School Centred Initial Teacher Training – a 12 month programme that combines in-school experience, centre-based training and online tuition.
  • Route 2 Assessment Only – a route which could see you gain qualified teacher status in as little as six weeks.
  • Route 3 Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship – an employment based apprenticeship programme running over 4 terms which integrates academic, centre-based learning and on-the-job practical training in schools.

All Star Teachers routes include time spent training in at least two schools and lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The optional award of a PGCert is also available via our partner University.

As a Star Teacher trainee, we will work with you to support you to secure a teaching position in a school that will enable you to flourish. Many of our former trainees are now employed across our partnership schools.

In choosing to complete Initial Teacher Training with Star, you also begin a journey of continuous professional development with us. From programmes for newly and recently qualified teachers to leadership learning with the national professional qualifications for leaders, our spectrum of programmes provide a powerful continuum of progression.