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Severn Training & Schools Alliance

Severn Training & Schools Alliance (STSA) is based in Telford. They offer Primary (4-11) and Early Years (3-7) PGCE Lead School Partner Route initial teacher training, with their partner, the University of Chester.  Candidates need to have a degree, plus GCSE 4-9 or equivalent in English, Maths and Science to apply, and successful completion of the course provides candidates with QTS and a PGCE.

Now recruiting for September 2024, if successful in gaining a place trainees can look forward to a training year which will include two contrasting placements in Telford schools in two different key stages, and curriculum and academic training sessions with their whole cohort delivered in Telford by trainers who are not only experts in their particular field but familiar with Telford & Wrekin schools.  Many STSA Associate Teachers secured permanent employment within Telford schools following successful completion of the course last year.

Interested or know someone who may be?  STSA hold weekly online information sessions, each Tuesday evening during term time from 5.30pm – 6.30pm. This informal session will give you the chance to have all your questions answered.  For more details visit the website,, email the team on, or telephone 01952 387237.