About the training provider
The Arch Alliance comprises of two outstanding primary teaching schools based in Heywood, Rochdale. All Souls’ Church of England Primary School leads the school direct partnership in conjunction with Edge Hill University.
The Arch Alliance offers a one year School Direct with PGCE route into primary teaching and we are committed to providing quality teachers for our pupils.
With a proven track record in delivering excellent teacher training the Arch Alliance offers a more personalised approach to your school based training. We are a National Teaching School and have an excellent Professional Development Programme which we encourage all trainees to access during their training year. This commitment to your professional development does not end with your PGCE training; we continue to be committed to supporting your teaching career. Our former trainees can access bespoke training as they develop into effective teachers and progress to leadership at all levels, should they so wish.
Our partnership of primary schools provide a diverse range of teaching experiences for our trainees. All of our schools are based in the Rochdale area and their Head Teachers work collaboratively to ensure we have outstanding teachers in our local schools. We currently have thirteen primary schools within our partnership and we are proud to say that six of our schools are Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ proving excellence is at the heart of everything we do.
Training with disabilities and other needs
The Inclusion Team provide information, guidance and support to applicants and students who have disclosed any of the following: Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC), Mental Health, Sensory Impairment, Mobility difficulties or a medical condition e.g. Epilepsy, Diabetes, Heart Condition, Asthma and we work closely with academic and support staff across the University.
We encourage disabled applicants to make contact with us early in the application process to enable us to plan for support you may need right from start of your university course. We provide a friendly and professional service and applicants and students can discuss individual requirements in complete confidence. Our highly experienced team are here to advise you about:
Impact of disability/health condition and potential impact on study
• Support available including 1-1 sessions, group support and study skills sessions
• The benefits of a Student Support Plan
• Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) and eligibility
• Reasonable adjustments to support your study
• Exam modifications and alternative assessments
• Rights and Responsibilities
• Support whilst on placement (e.g. access and transport)
• Disclosure and Confidentiality
• Rights and Responsibilities
• PEEPs and Emergency Action Plans
One of our priorities is to ensure safe environment for all students. If you have Epilepsy, Diabetes, Asthma or another serious health condition, which may require First Aid, we strongly recommend that you complete one of our Emergency Action Plans. We can discuss this with you when you come to see us.
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Rye Street, Heywood, Greater Manchester OL10 4DF
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