Releasing Potential

We are a cohort 2 teaching school established in March 2012

We are Britannia Teaching School Alliance

Britannia Teaching School Alliance (BTSA) is a cohort 2 teaching school, established in March 2012. Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s Academy is the lead school for BTSA. We work across the West Midlands Region and beyond, centred in and around Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and Cheshire East. As a teaching school, we are committed to improving educational outcomes for children and young people wherever we can. Our mission is to collaborate with other organisations and work with educational professionals to develop the best trained and supported workforce possible.

Our strapline is Releasing Potential. By “Releasing Potential” within our staff, at each stage of their professional careers, we aim to provide an excellent all round education to the children in our care. We believe that we have a moral imperative to continue this work by identifying and equipping teachers and support staff to be excellent practitioners at every stage of their career, through initial teacher training, ongoing CPD, research and leadership development.

We hope this website gives you a flavour of our work and mission. If you have any questions or need more information we’ll be happy to help so please get in touch.

MISSION: RELEASE POTENTIAL IN PROFESSIONALS AND PUPILS

IN OUR SCHOOL SUPPORT TEAM: SLEs, LLEs, NLEs and an NLG

% OF 2017/18 SCHOOL DIRECT TRAINEES GOOD OR OUTSTANDING

TEACHERS HAVE ATTENDED OUR CPD COURSES SINCE 2012

CPD and Early Years

Over 3,000 professionals have benefited from our high quality CPD from expert facilitators who deliver highly acclaimed programmes which make up our Professional Pathways Portfolio. We run regular courses across a range of specialisms, for staff at all stages of their teaching career (including Early Years).

Initial Teacher Training

Our School Direct teacher training programme, in partnership with The University of Derby, is an excellent opportunity for graduates and career changers to join the teaching profession. We have a successful track record and an employment record well above the national success rate. See details and FAQs on the link below.

School Support

School to School support is identified as one of the key components of the Teaching School initiative. We are able to support school improvement through the deployment of highly experienced and qualified staff. Our school support team includes 2 NLEs, 44 SLEs, 20 LLEs / Senior School to School Leads and 1 NLG.

Train to Teach Event – Thursday 5th December 2019 (5.30 – 7.00pm)

Don’t miss this free opportunity to find out more about the different teacher training options available to you in your region.

At this event you will be able to receive advice from a range of teaching experts from the following local providers of Initial Teacher Training

  • BTSA (Britannia Teaching School Alliance)
  • Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education
  • Painsley Catholic College Teaching School Alliance
  • The Potteries Teaching School Alliance
  • St. Joseph’s College SCITT

NQT Programme 2019/20

We are very pleased to announce the details of our Primary NQT Development Programme 2019/20, including the return of inspirational speaker Jason Bangbala for the Primary NQT Network Launch Event on Monday 16 September 2019. Use the link below to see details and booking information.