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Clevedon Learning Trust

Clevedon Learning Trust

Teaching School

The CLT Teaching School Alliance serves the teaching community and their priorities by use of our specialist staff’s knowledge and expertise so that we recruit, retain and develop the best teachers to enable future generations of children.  We believe every child should attend at least a ‘good’ school and every teacher should have access to sustainable CPD that enables outstanding teaching for impact on every child.

If you are interested in working with us please contact the head of the Teaching School, Vivienne Wadsley, at teachingschool@clevedonlearningtrust.org.uk  

What do we offer?

 Early Careers Pathways: SEP, ITT, NQT & RQT

The Clevedon Learning Trust Teaching School Alliance works very closely with Trust schools and local HEI's in order to recruit and retain teachers for the next generation.

This start with the School Experience Programme; a day or series of days where those interested in becoming a teacher can come into any of our schools to learn more about being a teacher. Please see our Events Page for more information.

If you've decided to become a teacher we have a Clevedon Cluster of primary schools working with Bath Spa University and a Bridgwater Cluster of primary schools working with Somerset SCITT. In addition to this Clevedon School is working very closely with Chilton Trinity to further develop both PGCE and School Direct training routes.

Our Early Careers Pathways are specialised and unique to the CLT.  Please use this link to find out more.

Our development of ITT, NQT and RQT programmes in our schools has led us to create a series of events and courses that enable future leaders to develop further in their roles.  Please see the Events Page for more information.


In our schools we are developing a course focused on Wellbeing called 'Brain Smart'; this is aimed primarily at the students in all our schools, but has a strong impact on the staff as it uses techniques that all are able to use.  It has been running in Yeo Moor Primary for the last two years and is a successful course for all involved. Please email teachingschool@clevedonlearningtrust.org.uk if you're interested in finding out more.



CLT TSA also have a highly successful CsPD programme in all Trust schools.  Please see the Learning Hubs page for more information.





As part of the CsPD programme we have also a very strong Research initiative in our schools. This is focused on Action Research.  Please email teachingschool@clevedonlearningtrust.org.uk for more information. 




Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE's)

CLT Teaching School is pleased to annouce we are recruiting system leaders to strengthen our school improvement team.

SLEs are excellent middle and senior leaders, with at least two years’ leadership experience. They have a particular area of expertise and a successful track record of school improvement. Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/specialist-leaders-of-education-a-guide-for-potential-applicants for more information. Please contact Vivienne Wadsley at teachingschool@clevedonlearningtrust.org.uk if you would like to find out more about the SLE Programme.




Teaching School events

Please check our Eventbrite page for course details and bookings.

School Experience Programme

What you will gain from your School Experience Day:

  • Experience of a dynamic and outstanding school (CLT MAT school) that is perfect for your teacher training application, School Direct or PGCE route, where all courses require school experience before applying through UCAS.

  • A chance to meet ITT students currently on teacher training courses, allowing you to ask key questions and gain an insight into their experiences, aims and skills learnt.

  • An opportunity to observe specialists teaching in your subject/phase area: you will have a chance to discuss what you have observed and understand more about creating stimulating learning environments in the modern classroom.

  • A chance to ask questions of our highly skilled mentors and key ITT staff: you will pick up top tips for UCAS applications and find out more about the training process.

This event is designed to be your chance to experience school life in real time. 
In addition we can offer follow-up days in a school of your choice (primary or secondary); encouraging engagement and allowing you to be immersed in high quality teaching and learning.

'A very useful day with friendly staff'

'Of all the SEP days I've attended this has been the most well organised. Thank-you'

'Really had an amazing experience and looking forward to observing more maths lessons in the coming days and weeks.'

Early Career Pathways

All Clevedon Learning Trust schools have the following outstanding offers available for all who are in their first few years of training and teaching.


To find out more information about any of these events, please go to our Eventbrite page.

 Our partners

 Bath Spa University The Beach Teaching School Alliance  Chilton Trinity School
 Clevedon School Mary Elton Primary School Mid Somerset Consortium 
Northgate Primary School North Somerset Teaching Alliance
Plymouth University The Priory Learning Trust TSA Puriton Primary School
Somerset SCITT Tickenham CofE Primary School University of Bristol

University of the West of England Wellfield School Westover Green Community School
Willowdown Primary Academy Woolavington Village Primary School Yeo Moor Primary School