The C2C Teaching Alliance was formed in March 2013 and is a Multi-Alliance teaching school consisting of two outstanding schools and a good school who each have their own teaching school status. In addition to this, the alliance has a number of other outstanding and good schools as its’ partners and is rapidly expanding. Over this time we have successfully developed ITT and now have 29 School Direct students working within the alliance. We work with Keele University and can now offer Early Years Initial Teacher Training specialist places. We are also an appropriate body for NQT’s and have 28 NQT’s registered with the alliance for the academic year 2017 – 2018.

Furthermore, we continue to develop the school to school support that we offer and are engaged in supporting a number of schools and have a track record of the positive impact of that support. We offer a wide range of CPD, including English, Maths, PE, Phonics and Senior Leaders. We also offer a comprehensive professional development package for Recently Qualified Teachers showing leadership potential. We offer the full range of Catholic Leadership courses in conjunction with Catholic Links developed by Mrs Margaret Buck. This is an exciting  range of courses facilitated by outstanding teachers and leaders which are suitable for both Newly Qualified Teachers to those taking on and developing their headship role. Please do contact the C2C for further details.

Research and Development

In order to maintain our cutting edge CPD and to have maximum impact upon our students learning we are a research rich environment. Dedicated to ensuring our practice is outstanding in all areas of teaching and learning we work with both The National College and The Key to develop and publish our findings.

Continuing Professional Development

We provide access to a wide range of Continuing Professional Development courses suitable for Initial Teacher Training students to Head teachers, Governors and beyond. Here at the C2C we are not simply committed to children, our alliance is committed to you. Join us on the journey to excellence.

School to School Support

Our alliance is an ever expanding welcoming organisation where the outstanding support you need will be found. Opportunities are provided to answer the current needs of your school whatever they may be. Access to a wide range of outstanding NLE, LLE and SLE’s allows us to cater for bespoke  individual or departmental needs ensuring the highest possible quality of professionalism.

Initial Teacher Training

We work in close partnership with the Keele and North Staffordshire Primary SCITT to provide excellent Initial Teacher Training experience. Our students appreciate greatly the support and guidance of experienced colleagues and enjoy being part of a supportive and caring community of schools.