Water Lane Primary Academy

"Enrichment for life"


School Direct Teacher Partnership 


Water Lane Primary Academy is part of the REAch Teach Primary Partnership. We offer the School Direct PGCE route into teaching. Unlike a university led PGCE, you can select the main school you wish to train in, meaning you can train locally whilst ensuring the school is the right fit for you. Our School Direct Primary PGCE is a unique, blended programme that puts you in control. With partner schools across the country, we provide local training as part of a national network. Our training is supported by expertise from the country's largest primary only Academy Trust, REAch2, alongside the academic rigour of The University of Derby, ranked as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. Our Lead School, Tidemill Academy, is amongst the top 3% of schools nationally and boasts almost 10 years of teacher training experience.


At the REAch Teach Primary Partnership, we believe that all children have the right to an exceptional educational experience and that great teachers are at the heart of this. We design and deliver Initial Teacher Training and professional development for teachers and school leaders through offering a national School Direct programme, and partnering with DfE accredited providers to deliver Early Career Teacher development and National Professional Qualifications.


Please see the Reach Teach Primary Partnership website for further information.

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