“Making a career change is a daunting task, particularly with a family, and so making the right choice is vital. The Altius Alliance was the logical choice providing a comprehensive course in an outstanding environment to fully equip me for a future in teaching”.

A Taylor Geography trainee teacher (2015/16)

Don’t take our word for it… below are some secondary trainee testimonials. Primary trainee testimonials can be found on each partner school’s website.

“I left school after my A-Levels and chose to study a degree in accountancy because I’d really enjoyed the subject. However, after three years at university studying the subject in depth, and working in the sector I realised an office-based job just wasn’t for me.”

“Unlike some of my peers, my career is not about the money it’s about job satisfaction. I’d like to be a head of department at some point in the future, but I would much rather teach in a very good school like CHHS, than move to a lesser school just for promotion.”

“I fully researched the options open to me to undertake teacher training. I chose the School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) course with Altius as I felt the school led route would harness and enhance the experience I had already amassed during my time as a teaching assistant.”

“I’ve loved the flexibility my training at Altius gave me. My teachers and mentors were excellent, especially in terms of timetabling the course around my training – it was tough but manageable.”