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The best way to find out what the Star Teachers Programme can offer is to come and visit us. We are holding a number of Information Events, UCAS Application Workshops and Teaching Taster Days for anyone interested in a career in teaching.

Star Teachers ITT Information Events

At our Information Events, you will hear about the teaching training options available through Star Institute and the unique features of our Star Teachers programme.

We will explain the training programmes we have available, our entry criteria and the generous bursaries and scholarships you can apply for to support you during your training year.

Refreshments will be provided and you will have plenty of time to speak to our team, who will be happy to offer advice and answer any questions you might have.

Date/Time Venue Register for a Place
Wednesday 11th April, 12.00-1.00pm TIBHS, Shadsworth Road, Blackburn BB1 2HT

(Teacher Training Information Session)

Thursday 19th April, 4.00-5.00pm Witton Park City Learning Centre, Buncer Lane, Blackburn BB2 6TD

(Routes into Teaching Information Session)

Tuesday 1st May, 12.00-1.00pm Cotton Court, Preston PR1 3BY

(Teacher Training Information Session)

Wednesday 9th May, 12.00-1.00pm Bank Top Neighbourhood Learning Centre, Arthur Way, Blackburn BB2 1QP

(Routes into Teaching Information Session)

Tuesday 15th May, 4.00-5.00pm Audley Neighbourhood Learning Centre, 177 Pringle Street, Blackburn BB1 1SF

(Teacher Training Information Session)

Wednesday 23rd May, 12.00-1.00pm Blackburn Library, Town Hall Street, Blackburn BB2 1AG

(Teacher Training Information Session)

Tuesday 29th May, 4.00-5.00pm Audley Junior School, 90 Queen’s Park Road, Blackburn BB1 1SE

(Routes into Teaching Information Session)

Wednesday 6th June, 12.00-1.00pm Darwen Children’s Centre, Lord Street, Darwen BB3 0HD

(Teacher Training Information Session)

Wednesday 20th June, 12.00-1.00pm TIGHS, Preston New Road, Blackburn BB2 7AD

(Teacher Training Information Session)

Star Teachers UCAS Application Workshops

Our Application Workshops will walk you through the Teacher Training UCAS application process and how to make your application stand out. Our interactive session will offer top tips for writing a successful personal statement and essential advice on preparing for interviews.

Refreshments will be provided and you will have plenty of time to speak to our team and have your questions answered.

Date/Time Venue Register for a Place
Monday 23rd April, 4.00-5.00pm Our Lady & St. John Catholic Arts College, North Road, Blackburn BB1 1PY
Tuesday 12th June, 4.00-5.00pm QEGS, West Park Road, Blackburn BB2 6DF

Teaching Taster Days

Teaching Taster Days are an ideal opportunity for anyone considering a career in teaching to spend a day in one of our Star Schools. The day will involve a tour of the school, an observation of a lesson in the chosen subject area, a presentation on different routes into teaching and a question and answer session with a newly qualified teacher.

There will be opportunities during the course of the day to talk informally to staff and to ask any questions you may have.

Date/Time Venue Register for a Place
Thursday 14th June 2018, 9.00am-12.00pm St Bede’s RC High School, Green Lane, Blackburn BB2 4SR
Wednesday 27th June 2018, 9.00am – 12pm Blackburn Central High School, Haslingden Road, Blackburn BB2 3HJ

School Experience Weeks

Star Academies offer a variety of opportunities to people considering a career in education and is pleased to offer a week’s work experience or individual days for those interested in teaching, considering a career change or for anyone who has already applied for a place on a teacher training course.

It is useful, but not essential, to complete some work experience in a school to support you in making the career choice to train as a teacher.

What you will receive:

  • An introduction to Star Institute and the Star Teachers Programme
  • An introduction to the community we teach
  • Discussion about training route options
  • A tour of the school
  • A day in a life of a student – track a pupil for the day
  • An insight into being a tutor
  • A week in a department of the subject you wish to teach, where you will get to observe lessons

An enhanced DBS check is required when attending the School Experience Week. The application process can take up to 8 weeks.

For more information call 0330 313 9876 or email