Teacher Training

Training to teach with Bordesley Multi Academy Trust

The Bordesley Multi Academy Trust is a high-quality education provider serving the Redditch and Worcestershire community. We are a small, well connected alliance of schools: Holyoakes Field First School, Birchensale Middle School, Woodfield Middle school and Trinity High School and Sixth Form Centre.

We introduced our own Initial Teacher Training Centre of Excellence (Teach@BMAT) to ensure we are able to provide our children and young people with the outstanding teachers they need in order to fulfil their potential.


At Teach@BMAT, we believe it is a privilege to train the next generation of Primary and Secondary teachers. Choosing to train as a teacher is a truly inspirational and important career choice. The professional development we offer is underpinned by research evidence, which has allowed us to develop a teaching, learning and assessment framework which is aligned to the Early Career Framework, the Great Teaching Toolkit and Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction. We endeavour to make our schools happy places for both our staff and children.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better environment to learn in than Bordesley MAT.”

Bishop Challoner Training School Alliance

Bordesley Multi Academy Trust are a Lead Partner of Bishop Challoner Training School Alliance, whereby we offer their SCITT programme to our trainees, based in our own schools.

BCTSA are an established provider of Initial Teacher Training, with over 20 years of experience, who deliver an exceptional teacher training programme which is evidence-led and built through collaboration with expert, subject specialist, practitioners. Through the BCTSA SCITT you get the best of both worlds: excellent theory based training with highly skilled practitioners and an opportunity to put your learning into practice directly in a classroom environment, within a BMAT school.

Primary School Teacher Trainee
Secondary School Teacher Trainee

Train to Teach with us!

For more information and details about training within our growing Trust of schools, click the button to register your interest.

Courses on Offer September 2024
Course Code Bursary
Art and Design M268 £10,000
Biology W641 £25,000
Business Studies Z625  
Chemistry G698 £28,000
Computing U967 £28,000
Design and Technology C424 £28,000
English H697 £25,000
Geography X983 £25,000
Health and Social Care K598  
History P351  
Mathematics P240 £28,000
Modern Languages (French) R992 £25,000
Modern Languages (Spanish) N111 £25,000
Music D179 £10,000
Physical Education R331  
Physics Y050 £28,000
Primary R790  
Psychology J595  
Religious Education  T982 £10,000

Financial Support

To be eligible for a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 degree in any subject. You do not need to apply for a bursary, if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it when you start the course. You may also be eligible for a student loan. For more information on bursaries visit Teacher training bursaries | Get Into Teaching GOV.UK (education.gov.uk).

How to apply

Go to www.find-postgraduate-teacher-training.service.gov.uk/ and enter Bordesley Multi Academy Trust or provider code 5F5

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a school experience morning?

If you want to find out more about training to teach with us, book onto one of our school experience mornings. During a school experience morning you will be given a tour of the school by our SCITT Co-ordinator, meet the relevant Head of Subject, meet the Trust Teacher Training Lead who will go through the SCITT program, application and interview process and observe 1-2 lessons in your subject area. The aim of these sessions is to answer all of your questions and provide you with an insight into what your training year would look like with us.

What qualifications do I need to apply?

You will need:

  • An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, in any subject
  • Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or the equivalent qualification

We will consider candidates with pending qualifications.


Do I need to have school experience to apply?

You do not need school experience to apply to train to teach. However, if you do have any experience of teaching or working with children, you should make sure this is detailed on your application.

A great way of obtaining a little experience would be by attending one of our school experience mornings.


Is there any funding available for me?

You can obtain full guidance on bursaries and scholarships on the Get Into Teaching website https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-and-support.

You may be eligible for a tax free bursary of up to £28,000, depending on which course you would like to undertake. To be eligible for this bursary, you’ll need a 2:2 degree in any subject. You do not need to apply for a bursary, if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it when you start the course.


What does my training year look like?

During your training year with us, you will spend one day a week with other local trainee teachers, engaging in workshops and activities designed to develop your understanding of the pedagogy and theory of teaching. This will either take place at Bishop Challoner or at one of our MAT schools.

The other 4 days of the week you will spend on school placement, where you will put your learning into practice.

Where will my placements be?

Your placements will be discussed with you at interview.

You will spend the majority of your time in your main placement school. This is likely to be Holyoakes Field First School for Primary and Trinity High School and Sixth Form Centre for Secondary. However, other local or MAT schools may also be considered.

You will also spend a few weeks in the Spring Term in your contrasting placement school. Again, this is likely to be either a local or MAT school and it will be discussed fully with you to make sure they are best for your learning and location.


Where can I get help with my application?

You can find lots of useful information on the Get Into Teaching website https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/how-to-apply-for-teacher-training

Alternatively, feel free to contact the Teach@BMAT team who will be happy to help.


What is the interview process?

We aim to invite you to interview within 7 days of receiving your application.

You will be asked to undertake a short written task, complete a subject audit form, deliver a mini teaching moment and answer a set of standard questions from the interview panel.


Will I have to do any training before I start my course?

It is possible that you may be offered the trainee position on the condition of completing a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course. The Subject Knowledge Enhancement course could be used for:

  • Candidates who finished their degree more than 5 years ago
  • Candidates whose degree is different from the subject that they want to teach

These courses are funded by the Government and are normally online.


How much can I earn once qualified?

Teacher pay scales can be found https://www.nasuwt.org.uk/advice/pay-pensions/pay-scales/pay-scales-england.html which will give you an idea of teacher salaries through different stages of your career.


How do I contact you?

You can contact our friendly teach@BMAT team by email [email protected] or phone 01527 58 58 59.