Our Partners

Schools involved in our Schools Direct Programme

Our Lead School: Brookfields Specialist SEN School

Secondary Programme Lead School: Denefield School

Primary Programme Lead School: Theale C of E Primary School

Our partner schools have been identified for their commitment to working collaboratively in our Teaching Alliance and because they are passionate about initial teacher education. A number have have been judged as ‘outstanding’ in their last Ofsted inspection and others graded ‘good. Most importantly all partner schools have capacity to fully engage with teacher training.

All our schools have low pupil mobility and stability in their staff teams, meaning that you will have consistency during your training period.  We believe this enables you to gain more from the on-going coaching you will receive. All our schools are led by experienced headteachers, all of whom have expertise in training teachers through the School direct route.  Many of our partner schools employ staff who have successfully completed an employment-based route into teaching.  This means that you will be trained in schools that have a high level of commitment to training in this way.  You will also have access to colleagues, beyond your fellow trainees, with good insight into this type of programme. 

Our Partner Schools include:

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 Aldworth School, Basingstoke, Hants  Slightly smaller than average 11-16 secondary school. The school specialises in science. The proportion of disadvantaged and SEN pupils is broadly in line with average. The school is fully accessible to those with physical disability.
 Addington School, Woodley, near Reading Average sized 3-19 years special school for children and young people with moderate, profound, multiple and severe learning difficulties as well as pupils on the autistic spectrum. The school specialises in cognition, learning and music. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is in line with average.

Birch Copse Primary School, Tilehurst, Reading

 

Larger than average sized primary school, Reception to Year 6. Proportion of disadvantaged pupils or pupils with special educational needs (SEN) is lower than average.

Bradfield C of E Primary School, Bradfield Southend, Reading

 

Smaller than average sized primary school, Reception to Year 6. Village location, church school. Proportion of disadvantaged pupils is lower than average. The proportion of pupils with SEN is broadly average.

Basildon C of E Primary, West Berkshire.

 

Smaller than average sized primary school, Reception to Year 6. Village location, church school.Proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well below average. The proportion of pupils with SEN is broadly average.

Brookfields Specialist SEN School

Larger than average special school catering for pupils aged 2-19 years with a wide range of learning difficulties and complex needs and physical disabilities. EYFS, primary, secondary and 6th Form phases all on Tilehurst site.

Calcot Schools, West Reading.

 

An infant and junior school working as part of a federation with one Executive headteacher. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils and pupils with SEN is above average.

The Castle School, Donnington, Newbury  Average sized special school catering for pupils aged 2-19 years with a wide range of learning difficulties and complex learning needs. Pupils aged 5-16 are at the Donnington site. Nursery aged pupils are co-located in Newbury and post 16 pupils based at Newbury College.

Denefield School

Tilehurst, Reading

Larger than average sized secondary academy with sixth form.

Downsway Primary School, Tilehurst, Reading

Smaller than average sized primary School, Reception to Year 6. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils and pupils with SEN is below average.

Long Lane Primary School, West Reading

 

Average sized primary school. Reception to Year 6. The proportion of disadvantaged and SEN pupils is below average

 Manor Green School, Maidenhead, Berkshire_Teaching_Allince_141119 A larger than average special school for children and young people with moderate, profound, multiple and severe learning difficulties as well as pupils on the autistic spectrum. Higher than average proportion of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and a slightly larger than average proportion of ethnic minority pupils, as well as those who are newer to learning English.

Mrs Blands Infant and Nursery School, Burghfield Common, Reading

 

Smaller than average sized school. Reception to Year 2. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils in the school is just below average, the proportion of pupils with SEN is average.

Pangbourne Primary School, Pangbourne, near Reading Average sized primary school catering for children aged 3-11 years. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is below average and the proportion of pupils with SEN is broadly average.
 Purley C of E Primary School, near Reading  A smaller than average sized school, Reception to Year 6 in a semi rural setting. The proportion of disadvantaged and SEN pupils is broadly average.

Stockcross C of E Primary School, Nr Newbury

Smaller than average sized school, Reception to Year 6.The proportion of disadvantaged or SEN pupils is below average. Stockcross and Welford Schools work in a partnership together and share one Executive Headteacher.

Theale C of E Primary School, Nr Reading

Average sized primary school, Reception to Year 6. The school has a resource centre for pupils on the autistic spectrum.The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is below average. The proportion of pupils with SEN is higher than average.

The Winchcombe, Newbury  Larger than average primary school, Reception to Year 6. The school has a speech and language unit and a language and literacy resource centre. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is boradly average, the proportion with SEN is above average.