The Pioneers Partnership is a SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training), providing both the salaried and non-salaried training routes into teaching, at both Primary and Secondary level.

We are located across Rochdale Local Authority and a high percentage of our trainees are employed by Rochdale schools on completion of their training. We benefit from our trusting and supportive relationship with all Headteachers and from all stakeholders within the Partnership there is a clear commitment to ensuring trainees realise their potential. The wider partnership extends to the vast majority of secondary schools and colleges within the borough and has expanded further due to becoming part of Great Academies Education Trust which is a Multi Academy Trust. The Partnership also includes six primary schools. You will complete training after one year with Qualified Teacher Status and the option of a Post Graduate Certificate in Education.


In Pursuit of Excellence

The Rochdale Pioneers Team

Kate Davies, Director of Teaching School
Sarah Swindin, Director of SCITT
Ruth Shoker, Administrator

All based at Middleton Technology School

Rochdale’s schools can only be as good as the people who work in them.

Our vision is that the partnership will respond strategically to local need by training high quality graduates in order to provide schools and students with outstanding teachers. We are in pursuit of excellence in every aspect of our recruitment, training and outcomes.

All students in Rochdale deserve to be given access to outstanding teaching and learning opportunities. Therefore we will:

* Recruit trainees with the potential, resilience and drive to become outstanding teachers
* Provide outstanding and highly personalised training designed to meet the individual needs of each trainee
* Prepare our trainees with the skills they need to be outstanding teachers in different circumstances
* Collaboratively lead and manage the SCITT so that the needs of each trainee and school are met