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Interested In Becoming a Teacher

The Alban Federation are Recruiting

Astley Cooper School is a member of the Alban Federation partnership that works in the area teacher training. Each year the Federation trains a large number of adults (55 trainees are currently following the programme in 2019/20), either straight from University or as career changers, and places them in a host school for the year to enable them to complete their training and gain Qualified Teacher Status. All applications are submitted through UCAS (the University Admission System) and the application window is now open for courses starting in September 2020. Courses are available in both Primary and Secondary programmes, with salaries or bursaries available for suitably qualified candidates in many subjects.
If you are interested in becoming a teacher and would like general advice or specific guidance as to how to apply, please feel free to contact Mr Daddow (Senior Assistant Headteacher) via e-mail at, or contact the Alban Federation team direct via email at or by phone on 01727 799560 Ext217.