Primary ITT

You can train to be a Primary Teacher at Key Stage 1 and 2 with our partner schools across the North East:
St Paul’s C of E Primary School Newcastle
Oakfield Infant and Junior Schools Gateshead
Bede Academy (South) Northumberland
Castletown Primary School Sunderland
Christ’s College Sunderland



Secondary ITT

You can train to be a Secondary Teacher in your specialist subject with our partner schools across the North East:
Emmanuel College Gateshead
Bede Academy (North) Northumberland 
Castle View Enterprise Academy Sunderland
Christ’s College Sunderland
Grace College Gateshead
The King’s Academy Middlesbrough
Trinity Academy Doncaster 

School Experience Days

Gain school experience by visiting one of our Primary or Secondary partner schools in the North East.

Continuing Professional Development

We acknowledge that as a profession, we never stop learning. Our CPD provision is tailored to all levels of experience.



School to School Support

Our dedicated and experienced team of SLEs can help to drive school improvement at both Primary and Secondary level.


The Emmanuel Teaching School Alliance comprises Emmanuel College, The King’s Academy, Bede Academy, Trinity Academy and Newcastle University, in partnership with a growing number of schools in challenging circumstances in the North of England. Together we’re working to provide high quality school-led initial teacher training (ITT), contribute to the professional development of teachers at all stages of their career, and bring about sustained school improvement. Our ITT programme includes both Secondary and Primary, the latter in Gateshead and Newcastle with our partners, Oakfield Junior & Infant, St Paul’s Primary and Clover Hill Primary. We are pleased to be able to offer training places in a wide range of subjects at Secondary level.

Over the last quarter of a century our distinctive approach has contributed to the shaping of national policy, and the inception of the Emmanuel Schools Foundation (ESF) in which Emmanuel College – established in Gateshead in 1990 – is joined by The King’s Academy in Middlesbrough, Trinity Academy in Doncaster and Bede Academy in Blyth.

“The subject knowledge enhancement sessions provided by the school have been great. They’ve helped me translate my own knowledge into lessons I can deliver to all age groups as well as teaching me skills such as how to develop a series of lessons for the new GCSE.”

Graham, History trainee 2016/17 


In April 2014 Emmanuel was chosen by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to become a National Teaching School. Teaching Schools take a leading