St Mary’s Teaching School – ITT

Are you passionate about working with young people, have a love for your subject and a desire to enthuse others with your love of your subject?

Would you like to train to be a teacher in a vibrant, innovative Teaching School Alliance which includes a variety of dynamic, forward thinking schools in the North East?

If so, you should apply for a St Mary’s Catholic School School Direct place for September 2021.

St Mary’s Teaching School Alliance and its partner schools work closely with Sacred Heart SCITT to provide exceptional support for teachers beginning their careers through the School Direct route into teaching. The St Mary’s Teaching School Alliance is an inspirational partnership of 8 placement schools which comprise a mixture of larger and smaller schools offering an education from Reception up to Year 13.

The placement schools in our ITT Partnership are as follows:


  • St Mary’s Catholic School, Newcastle
  • St Thomas More Catholic School, North Shields


  • St Alban’s, Newcastle
  • St Catherine’s, Newcastle
  • St Mary’s, Newcastle
  • St Stephen’s, Newcastle
  • St Teresa’s, Newcastle
  • St Charles’, Newcastle

Our Alliance of Schools is led by St Mary’s Teaching School Alliance, a school based in Newcastle upon Tyne, approximately 15 minutes from the city centre. This outstanding school has a rich history and a long standing reputation for academic excellence, and continues to be a central part of the local and regional community.  Within our alliance, we believe our mission is to provide exciting, timely, relevant and supportive training for teachers, support staff and leaders throughout their careers so that they in turn, inspire their students with a lifelong love of learning.

To gain more information on each of the courses offered by our ITT partnership, please select one of the tabs from the menu above.