Initial Teacher Training

Train to Teach
Ponteland First School is the Lead School for Primary Teacher Training in the Ponteland Partnership. We offer teacher training places on the School Direct programme in partnership with Northumbria University and all of the schools in The Ponteland Partnership.  This is really important to us because it means we can choose the very best talent and develop them into teachers.  Being able to choose who we train as teachers helps us in delivering the best outcomes for the students within the Ponteland Partnership of schools.  We are currently recruiting  to start to train from September 2017.  We would be very interested to hear from you if you are thinking of becoming a teacher, or you know someone who is.
We’re looking for people who have (or will have) a degree (first or second class), have a passion for teaching and want to inspire young people to fulfil their potential. If you would like to discuss this
further please contact Mrs Fowler at Ponteland First School  01661 822103 or
For further information on what becoming a teacher might involve, you can also visit