The Palmer Academy is part of the REAch Teach Primary Partnership. We offer the School Direct PGCE route into teaching. Unlike a university led PGCE, you can select the main school you wish to train in, meaning you can train locally whilst ensuring the school is the right fit for you.
Our School Direct Primary PGCE is a unique, blended programme that puts you in control. With partner schools across the country, we provide local training as part of a national network. Our training is supported by expertise from the country's largest primary only Academy Trust, REAch2, alongside the academic rigour of The University of Derby, ranked as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. Our Lead School, Tidemill Academy, is amongst the top 3% of schools nationally and boasts almost 10 years of teacher training experience.
For more information, download our School Direct Information pack and visit the REAch Teach Primary Partnership. You can apply for our programme at Find Postgraduate Teacher Training where you can indicate a preference to train in our school. We can’t wait to hear from you.