Altius Teacher Training

School Based Teacher Training

Stockport School continues to build on its success as a high quality ITT provider in its partnership with The Laurus Trust, Altius Teacher Training and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

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The Altius Context... in partnership

The Altius Teacher Training specialises in School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT). Our vision for the Altius Teacher Training is to continue to be a centre of excellence for producing outstanding teachers.

The Altius Teacher Training is led by Cheadle Hulme High School (CHHS) under the umbrella of the Laurus Trust. Stockport School is part of the Training which is located across Stockport, Tameside and Trafford.

It is within this context you can gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) within the trust. We are in partnership with The Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) for the award of PGCE.

You can visit the Atlius Teacher Training website here:

School Based Teacher Training – a new way to train to be a teacher!

School based teacher training enables graduates to develop close links with local schools as well as receiving academic and University support whilst training to teach at Primary or Secondary level.

If you are considering teaching as a career, come and train with our outstanding Altius Teacher Training.

 We are looking for applications from enthusiastic, well qualified, potential trainee teachers who have a passion for their subject.

Schools Involved in the Altius Teacher Training programme

Stockport School works as a partner school to Cheadle Hulme High School, as the lead teaching school of the wider Greater Manchester Altius Teacher Training programme.

It is intended that trainees will have the opportunity to train at Stockport School, CHHS and across the Altius Teacher Training network. This comprises of:

Secondary Schools

Special Educational Needs

Primary Schools

Why choose School Based Teacher Training as a way to train?

You will spend more time in school than trainees on a ‘traditional’ PGCE route.

You will be training alongside outstanding teachers and lead professionals.

You will receive excellent professional development within our schools and with our University partners.

You will experience the diversity of excellent education providers in different types of schools with different specialisms within our Teaching School.

You will still have access to University facilities e.g. libraries, lectures etc

You will gain a PGCE with Masters Accreditation through Manchester Metropolitan University (graded as Outstanding for all areas of Initial Teacher Training).

You will be supported in seeking employment on successful completion of training.


Trainees who successfully complete their training may be employed in any school within the wider network. There can, however, be no guarantee of employment because of circumstances that may exist in schools, The Altius Teacher Training School will be expected to support you in securing employment. Trainees would be required to go through a full and formal application process for any vacancies.

Next steps ....

For more information on the process of applying for teacher training please visit

Applications should be made through the DfE system:

School Based Teacher Training Programme

If you secure a place on this route the tuition fees for the programme will be £9,250. These fees are paid to MMU in a series of instalments across the academic year. There are a number of different funding options available to support you with these payments.

You may be eligible for a tax free bursary or scholarship to support your training. These funding streams are dependent on the phase/subject in which you are training your qualifications. A high degree classification will allow you access to extra bursary funding. A Masters or PhD could also ensure you receive further funding. Details regarding funding your training can be found on the Get into Teaching website:

In addition you could also apply for a student loan to support your payments through student finance.

More Information

If you would like to discuss anything further before submitting an application, please feel free to contact Altius Teacher Training at