Partnership Schools

Partnership Schools

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”

If you are a school wanting to join our collaborative alliance of schools please contact

We value the wealth of expertise in the region, and are looking to extend our teacher training provision and school partnership in order to do so.

Our ambitious Curriculum ensures trainees are best-prepared for their school placement, and career in teaching developing the curriculum;




What is our Partnership Offer?  A partnership with Bluecoat SCITT Alliance is a time-limited arrangement, allowing schools to contribute to the partnership as their capacity dictates, with no obligation for any long term commitment, but being able to access the benefits afforded by Bluecoat SCITT Alliance, and Archway Learning Trust.

As a member of our partnership this will include;

  • Primary Phase and Specialist Lead supporting mentors and trainees
  • Secondary Phase Lead supporting mentors and trainees
  • Subject Specialist Lead supporting mentors and trainees
  • Additional support for new mentors where necessary
  • Financial contribution to support each school placement
  • Collaboration by offering CPL opportunities for experienced school staff to delivery subject specific content
  • Free attendance at the Archway Learning Trust Annual Festival of Learning
  • NASBTT accredited teacher educator training for mentors

In return we ask our partnership members to;

  • Host a trainee for a main placement across the full academic year, including a possible second placement rotation swap later in the year
  • Contribute to the success and delivery of the Bluecoat SCITT Alliance curriculum by signing a partnership agreement

“Because our school places a huge emphasis on developing our staff to allow them to grow into excellent practitioners, we place enormous value in genuine support and challenge. We expect a lot from those we partner with.  Therefore I can honestly say that having enjoyed a long and varied history of working closely with many different ITT providers our best  experiences and outcomes often come from working in partnership with the Bluecoat SCITT.

So, why does Bluecoat SCITT stand out from the crowd? One reason: they absolutely share and live out a similar set of values to our own and therefore I trust them implicitly to do the very best by their trainees.  What else?  They work with integrity and care deeply about the trainees they develop. They recognise and respond to the bespoke needs of each of their trainee teachers – knowing each of them inside and out; they have extremely high standards in terms of their Friday pedagogy delivery – expecting excellence from their subject specialists.  Their organisation and communication is exceptional – they respond promptly and with detail – nothing is ever too much trouble.  As a very busy ITT co-ordinator and long-time mentor, I know that any query will be answered and informed and expert advice will be given.  I would wholeheartedly recommend the Bluecoat SCITT as an institution for teacher training”

Contact Us

Bluecoat SCITT Alliance
Maid Marian Way (accessed via Castle Road)

Tel: 0115 900 7230

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