Primary School Direct Teacher Training Programme

Primary School Teacher Training with Benedict Biscop Church of England AcademyBenedict Biscop Church of England Academy is an Outstanding Primary School and is the lead school for Primary School Teacher Training in the Prince Bishops Teaching School Alliance. Together with our strategic partners we offer our primary school teacher training programme across the North East. We provide a unique school based learning opportunity in partnership with Durham SCITT (School Centre Initial Teacher Training) who are graded Outstanding by Ofsted.


How to apply for Primary Teacher Training with PBTSA

STEP 1 – Do you meet our entry requirements? – CLICK HERE 

STEP 2 –  Apply on UCAS – enter provider code 1YQ and programme 2GR8 – CLICK HERE

STEP 3 –  Await a response from your chosen provider

STEP 4 – Attend an interview ( should you have met the criteria)

STEP 5 – Been offered a place? We will talk you through what happens next

Applications for initial teacher training starting in September 2019 will open on the UCAS teacher training system in from 9th October 2018

Click here to review our interactive Primary Teacher Training Guide

Please click to read about our  2019-Primary Train to Teach Programme

Please feel free to visit the website pages of our partner schools below:

Come and spend a day with us?

We offer personalised school experience days at a date to suit you, providing you with : 

  • The opportunity to discuss a career in teaching with senior leaders and teaching staff.
  • A tour of the school
  • A chance to observe lessons
  • Advice on how you can gain experience in a classroom to support your application.
  • Details of our school experience programme
  • Advice about how to apply

School experience days – Please click on the school name below:

St Paul’s Church of England Primary School – Sunderland – School Experience Day – Monday 3rd December 2018

St  Peter’s Elwick Church of England Primary School – Hartlepool – School Experience Day – Friday 11th January 2019

Richard Avenue Primary School – Sunderland – School Experience Day  – Wednesday 6th February 2019

St John’s Church of England Primary School  – Co. Durham School Experience Day Wednesday 13th March 2019

Cleadon Church of England Academy – South Tyneside –  School Experience Day – Friday 26th April 2019

If you are a new graduate, or about to graduate or are considering a change of career, then you need to register your interest now by completing the form below and we will be in touch.

Please enter your details below to register your interest in attending one of the above school experience days :

If you do not have an up to date CV, then please do still register your interest below an this can be forwarded at a later date.


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.