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?

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 2021 will open on the UCAS teacher training system in from October 2020.

Click here to review our interactive Primary Teacher Training Guide

Please click to read about our Primary Train to Teach Overview 2020-21. 

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 

To find out when our next school experience day is, please contact us on 0191 594 7033 or

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.


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