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Train to Teach

Train to Teach with Bishop Challoner Training School, an accredited School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provider for Birmingham and the West Midlands.

As an established provider of Initial Teacher Training (ITT), with over 20 years of experience, we deliver an exceptional teacher training programme which is evidence-led and built through collaboration with expert, subject specialist, practitioners. At the heart of our partnership is an innovative and ambitious curriculum that is created by teachers, for teachers.

We are committed to supporting teachers to excel in their vocation through highly rewarding, sustained and successful careers in schools. Our brilliant professional growth model provides teachers with subject specialist training and leadership development opportunities from their early career through to headship and beyond.

Our ultimate goal is to grow great teachers that will transform the lives of the pupils they teach.


"I had advice and guidance every step of the way. I would recommend this experience to anyone interested in teaching”.

Trainee 2022/2023

We believe teaching is the most wonderful job in the world, and we are driven by our commitment to changing the lives of our students by ensuring we grow the best teachers through our teaching training programme. 

Our training is characterised by:

  • High quality training experience informed by the most up to date research – revised and improved every year  
  • A family approach to teacher training
  • Strong track record of successful programme completion 
  • School placements in schools with a proven track record of successfully mentoring trainees 
  • A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is included in everything we do, for students and for our teachers
  • A variety of schools work with us – whatever your school and phase interest, we have a school for you! 
  • Fantastic pastoral support for trainees throughout the year. We believe in nurturing trainees, with support from expert school mentors and committed mentors in our Training School
  • Great rates of employment after ITT completion  
  • A long term approach to teacher training. We have Senior Leaders working with us now who started as ITT trainees with Bishop Challoner, and have taken up our development opportunities from ITT-headship training