Train to teach in West Cumbria on the outskirts of the Lake District.

West Lakes Teaching School Alliance is excited to be working with Durham University to provide high quality School Direct Initial Teacher Training in 2019-20.

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Are you a highly motivated individual, driven to provide the best possible educational experience for children? Then the children of West Cumbria need you!

We are currently recruiting initial teacher trainees against the following subject courses for a September 2019 start:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Funding of up to £28000 is available depending on subject area. For more information click here:

Get into Teaching

If you train with us, you will spend a portion of your year learning from educational experts at the Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rated Faculty of Education at Durham University. Here, you will have access to the very best, very latest, research-informed thinking on effective teaching and learning and professional practices.

You will also complete two school placements in our alliance schools in West Cumbria. Alliance schools currently include:


Why not pop in to visit us at West Lakes Academy to see whether this might be the route into teaching for you?

For more information, or to visit West Lakes Academy to discuss this further please contact

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