North Manchester ITT Partnership is comprised of a range of schools and Academies from across North Manchester and beyond.

You can find out more detailed information about each partnership school here:

Manchester Communication Academy

Since opening in 2010, the academy has trained ITT trainees with Edge Hill University, University of Cumbria, Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan University. The Academy has provided placements for both undergraduate and postgraduate trainees, who have all had access to our school direct subject knowledge/ pedagogy professional development programme. MCA also provides specialist EAL, SEN/D and STEM learning days for whole cohorts of trainees, from Edge Hill University with outstanding trainee evaluation. In September 2012 the academy entered into partnership with the Kingsbridge Consortium, training staff through the GTP programme, this developed into a school direct partnership. Kingsbridge Manchester cohort was established in September 2013. Manchester Communication Academy developed and provided both the training and professional study sessions for all Manchester based trainees at a purpose developed venue at MCA’s campus.

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

The school has trained primary trainees with a number of North West providers including Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan University. From 2013 the school has been a partner in the Kingsbridge Manchester School Direct Partnership and now is an established SCITT partner school. The school is gradually expanding from a one form entry to a two form entry and boasts an impressive partial new build. The school has the ability to increase training placements and provide employment possibilities. Expert staff from Holy Trinity provide professional studies sessions and we recommend that trainees observe the superb year 6 teaching.

St Malachy's School

The school has trained primary trainees from Manchester based providers and joined our school direct partnership in 2015; taking an active role in developing and delivering our primary provision. The school specialises in many aspects including: delivering a creative project based foundation subject learning, working effectively with families as part of Save The Children’s FAST programme and developing a forest school. Staff have already trained as mentors and always been involved in successful teacher training.

Moston Lane Primary School

Moston Lane has strong links with Manchester University and currently has eight staff who are trained mentors. The school, already a two form entry is looking to expand to three form entry; therefore increasing its potential to train and employ. The school already has an excellent record of employing trainees. The school achieves excellent outcomes for its children.

Manchester Communication Primary Academy

The Primary Academy is relatively new-opening in September 2014 with the new build fully opened in September 2017. The Academy will continue to grow its intake over time therefore increasing the potential to train and employ. It will deploy the same system to resource as MCA, developing robust ITT training, NQT and RQT programmes.

Other Partnerships

NMITTP currently works in partnership with a range of schools across Greater Manchester:

  • Manchester Communication Academy

  • St Malachy’s RC Primary

  • Moston Lane Primary

  • Holy Trinity C of E Primary

  •  Manchester Communication Primary Academy – lead school for school direct

Associate Schools include:

  • Altbridge Specialist Provision School

  • Trinty C of E High School

  • Cardinal Newman College

  • Fermain Academy

  • Turton School

  • Knutsford Academy

Associate SCITTs:​

  • The Alliance for Leaning SCITT

  • Deans Trust

  • The Hollins 

  • Ashton on Mersey Teacher Training

FREquently asked questions

We are not currently in partnership but have a teaching assistant that we would like to support through the salaried route; do we have to join the partnership?

Yes you do; some schools do decide to join for just 1 academic year to support staff. We are happy to do this for Greater Manchester Schools. It is important that the school agrees and complies with the conditions partnership agreement and we hope that schools do decide to continue working with us.

We currently work with other providers; can we still join your partnership?

Yes, we do not expect partnership to be exclusive, schools can partner with several different ITT providers.

Do you only work with Ofsted ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ school?

No we welcome enquiries from all schools.

We are currently a lead school for school direct and we are looking for accreditation/ a new accrediting body; does NMITTP offer this?

Yes we welcome enquiries; please do contact us for more details.

Do I need to find my own placement school for the training route programme?

No, NMITTP will find placement school for all training route trainees.