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Teacher training at Culcheth Campus


Culcheth High School is an innovative and forward-thinking school that puts professional development at the heart of everything that we do in our school community.

We believe that investing in our staff directly benefits each and every one of our students. We also believe that investing in the next generation of teachers is crucial to our success and is key to serving our local community. We are incredibly excited to be taking on the challenge of being a Lead School for Schools Direct which will provide us with the opportunity to create a unique evidence-based approach to teacher training. Working in partnership with Bright Futures and the prestigious University of Manchester means that you will receive a broad and balanced training experience, collaborating with a team of highly experienced, passionate and dedicated teachers and leaders who will guide and support you through the most exciting, challenging and inspiring teacher training experience.

Training with us means that you will be immersed in a culture of high quality, evidence-informed teaching practice, providing you with the opportunity to make informed choices about your own teaching practices, enabling you to grow and develop as an outstanding teacher. Furthermore, you will receive an extensive, programme of professional development that will seamlessly connect theory and practice, underpinned by a secure knowledge of what makes effective teaching. You will explore in depth the principles of cognitive science and psychology so that you can understand how students learn and consider how this translates into classroom pedagogy. Alongside this, you will receive a well-thought-out programme of SEND, wellbeing, mental health and safeguarding training, delivered by expert practitioners, providing you with a holistic approach to life as a teacher.

Training to teach with Culcheth High School offers you a unique and exciting opportunity to be awarded with a Level 7 PGCE from the University of Manchester, part of the prestigious Russel Group Universities that will fully prepare you for Master’s level study if you wish to carry your level 7 credits forward. All of our partner schools have extensive teacher training experience with an excellent track record for recruitment and retention. You will be guided through a personalied mentoring and coaching programme that is built around your individual experiences and needs so that you feel prepared and excited to take on your new role as an ECT.

Please email to find out more about our exciting teacher training programme.

“I can honestly say if I hadn’t come to Culcheth High School on placement 2 I don’t think I would be in teaching today. I got to see exactly how teaching should be done and learn from teachers who have mastered their profession. I learnt so much in such a short space of time due to the support and guidance of my mentor, head of humanities and the wider school. I have been given opportunities at this school that I can’t imagine I would have been given anywhere else. Culcheth is a school with a high level of professional trust and a nurturing culture that allows new teachers to thrive. I am very grateful to Culcheth High School and so relieved that my second placement school pulled out last minute!” Olivia Brazendale, Head of Geography, ex-trainee at CHS

"CHS has a great provision. There is a big, supportive network built around the ITT program which allows you to feel welcome, supported and integrated within the school. The ITT provision and staff are extremely organised and always ensure they know all key dates, check in regularly and help in any way they can. The program is well structured and this allows extra training and CPD in areas such as safeguarding, pupil premium and behaviour management. It’s organisation shines through and everything is covered throughout the year as well as anything else you need. Anybody who completes their ITT at CHS is lucky to have such an amazing, supportive school that will go above and beyond to ensure they have a positive, beneficial experience." Olivia Crane, PE ITT and ECT

 Staff and Team


As a Head of Faculty and a Lead Practitioner in Teaching and Learning Sarah is an experienced member of staff committed to the support and development of staff at all stages of their careers. Within her roles at Culcheth High School, Sarah has been integral in the coaching and mentoring of colleagues from across the curriculum. Leading Academic Reviews, supporting new Heads of Department and implementing the Early Careers Framework with Teaching and Learning at the heart of each initiative. Sarah is passionate about providing teacher training that, through our forward thinking approach to all professional development, will prepare our trainees and set them on their path to have a highly successful and lifelong teaching career.

Adam is a highly experienced Assistant Head Teacher and Professional mentor. During his time at Culcheth High School, he has transformed the schools approach to professional development and teacher training. Adam is committed to supporting training teachers to develop their knowledge and understanding of their role as a teacher and provides our trainee teachers with an innovative programme of professional development. Adam works closely with subject mentors to ensure that each and every trainee teacher is suitably supported to develop their skills and competencies in teaching and learning.



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Warrington Road

Sarah O'Toole
01925 767587

Adam Brown
01925 767587

Main email:

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