Why train to teach with us
What makes training with the Rivers Teaching Alliance special?
Great recruitment prospects
The Rivers Teaching Alliance hub-based programme is popular with trainee teachers who are hoping to gain a position in their placement school following their training. We offer trainee teachers a ‘Teacher Recruitment Day’ which is a unique opportunity for trainees to experience what is involved in teacher recruitment, with the added prospect of a job offer at the end of the process.
Over the past two years, 100% of the trainees who completed the course have been offered a job.
The hub-based PGCE is a smaller cohort than university-led, therefore we can offer our trainees greater support during their course, including preparing for interviews and career support.
Placement location close to home
We consider the placement location of each of our trainees individually to ensure we place you close to home. This reduces the time and expense of travelling out of the county to placements and if you don’t drive, then the course is still accessible to you.
Trainees can easily transition between their 3 placements within our 16 schools, as the curriculum, vision and values are the same across the trust.
Networking and collaboration
When you join the Rivers Teaching Alliance you join our Rivers family of 860+ staff members.
From day one you will instantly become part of our family and have access to a wide network of helpful and knowledgeable colleagues who can offer extra support and share their experiences and best practices.
We provide high-quality, innovative CPD for all staff from trainee teachers through to ECTs and school leaders.
You will have access to specialist trainers and experts including local Maths leads and RE leads. Our trainers are working in school daily so have up-to-date knowledge.
What do our trainees think of the course?
Find out about our postgraduate hub-based initial teacher training programme from trainees and qualified teachers who've trained with us.