Pioneers Partnership SCITT, Middleton Technology School and its staff are dedicated to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.

The Pioneers Partnership is a SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training), providing non-salaried training routes into teaching. Our vision is that every child has the opportunity to receive an Outstanding education and we provide high quality and personalised training to graduates to support this. On successful completion of the one year training course you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Train to teach with the Pioneers Partnership

With the school-led programme you are immersed in all aspects of school life from the very first day of your course, spending more time based in schools and classrooms than you would on a traditional PGCE course.
All training is delivered by expert practitioners and is wholly school-based.

Trainees complete the course with many more hours classroom experience than those who have followed a university-led route, leaving them more confident and skilled as they embark on the next stage of their career.

Ofsted June 2019 quotes

“The partnership benefits from strong leadership. Leaders are reflective and

“The partnership is built on strong relationships and effective collaboration.
Leaders model this way of working to their trainees so that they are
equipped with the skills and qualities to form similarly positive relationships
in their own practice.”

“Trainees value the highly personalised support that they receive. This timely
support has a positive impact on the progress that trainees make during their
training and into their first year of teaching.”

“Trainees are highly successful in gaining employment in local schools. NQTs
are well prepared for their roles and able to make a strong contribution to
their employing schools.”

Courses Offered

Art & Design
Course Code: 377N

Course Code: 2R7Q

Course Code: 2MQD

Course Code: 2Y7B

Design & Technology
Course Code: 377Y

Course Code: 2MQF

Course Code: 2MQ7

Course Code: 2R7X

Course Code: 2MQK

Course Code: 377R

Course Code: 377T

Course Code: 347Y

Course Code: 2R6N

Course Code: 2R7W

Course Code: 3BLH

PE with EBacc
Course Code: A843