The Rydal Academy is committed to supporting high quality training for all teachers, including those in Initial Teacher Education (ITE).

We are a long-standing School Training Centre for Durham University supporting Initial Teacher Education by placing and mentoring students across three years of their BA in Education.

We support our Early Career Teachers (ECT) in partnership with University College London (UCL), Newcastle University and Darlington Borough Council.

We also support local providers including Darlington Collage with placements for CACHE trainees looking to qualify as Teaching Assistants.

* See Initial Teacher Education Policy, Early Career Teachers (ECT) Policy and the CPD Policy