Our Partners

Bright Futures Education Trust

Our ITT programme is accredited by Bright Futures SCITT.

The Bright Futures SCITT is a dynamic, high-quality teacher training provider offering a range of school-based routes into teaching in the Early Years, Primary and Secondary sectors.

They work in collaboration with a partnership of over 100 primary schools, secondary schools and early years settings, colleges and universities across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

Judged by Ofsted as ‘Good’, Bright Futures SCITT has a proven track record of providing outstanding teacher training for over 10 years.

Find out more about Bright Futures SCITT.

The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester strives for excellence through its high expectations from recruitment, through training, and into employment to empower the future generations of teachers. 

Co-op Academies trust works with the University of Manchester to produce teachers who are:

  • competent and confident professionals who learn from research, direct experience, their peers, and other sources of knowledge;
  • epistemic agents, acting as independent thinkers, who learn to search for theories and research that can underpin, challenge or illuminate their practice. Our trainees learn to analyse and interrogate evidence and arguments, drawing critically and self-critically from a wide range of evidence to make informed decisions in the course of their practice;
  • able to engage in inquiry-rich practice and are encouraged to be intellectually curious about their work with the capacity to be innovative, creative, and receptive to new ideas;
  • responsible professionals who embody high standards of professional ethics, who act with integrity and recognise the social responsibilities of education, working towards a socially just and sustainable world

Find out more about The University of Manchester.