Our Training School
The Riviera Training School Alliance (RTSA), formerly Torbay Training School Alliance, began as a cohort one teaching school. One of the first teaching schools in the country, we have a successful track record of delivering high quality CPD for teachers, teaching support staff and governors, and are proud to bring national developments to our local context, keeping our member schools at the forefront of current educational practice.
As the Appropriate Body lead for ECTs through SWIFT Kingsbridge Teaching School Hub (TSH), we provide detailed programmes to support teachers as they begin their professional careers, then as they move forward, our RQT and class teacher CPD helps them to hone their skills. For those wanting to move into leadership our middle leaders, aspirant head and senior leader CPD and briefings provide all the relevant opportunities, knowledge and understanding to help develop tomorrow's leaders today.
Whether you are thinking of becoming a teacher, are a new middle leader, or are an experienced school leader wanting to keep up with the latest developments in our sector, our training school has something to offer you. Here is what one local headteacher has to say about our work:
As a school we find the support of the Teaching school invaluable. It gives core support for our Maths and English leads, not just keeping us up to date but enabling us to look forward and develop. We really appreciate the breadth of the curriculum they support - CPD for non core subjects has been incredibly hard to source in recent years and our subject leaders are able to have a network they can turn to and work with. We have also valued the support for leadership - the regular briefings are informative and thought provoking, and a again a rare opportunity to network with local senior leaders.
Nikki Prentice – Headteacher, St Marychurch CofE Primary School
We are proud of our broader links with organisations such as Torbay LA, RSC Office, CODE Maths hub, South West Institute for Teaching (SWIFT) and Leading Schools South West (LSSW).
If you would like to find out more, just click on the link below which will take you to the Eventbrite website where all SWIFT events are published.
SWIFT Teacher Training
Have you considered a career in teaching?
Watch our short animation below to learn more about the rewards of training to become a teacher. Train locally with the South West Institute for Teaching (SWIFT) and gain experience through placements and training across your area. For further details on SWIFT Initial Teacher Training, visit our website https://www.swiftteachertraining.org.uk/
SWIFT - The rewards of teaching - 5 (2).mp4
The SWIFT Teacher Training campus for Torbay is run by Riviera Training School Alliance, part of the Riviera Education Trust. Please see below for further information or visit the SWIFT Teacher Training website HERE