Train to Teach

Train to teach in Shropshire with the Shropshire Primary Partnership. Click the link below to ignite your passion for education and shape the future of young minds alongside a supportive community of educators. Don’t miss out—find out more about us today!

High Quality Primary
Initial Teacher Training

Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to inspire young learners by joining us to become a skilled educator equipped to shape the future of education.


Welcome to the Shropshire Primary Partnership, part of Empower Academy Trust. Our mission is simple yet impactful: to empower schools through a comprehensive range of services and support.

As part of our partnership, we are committed to:

  • Offering continuous professional development (CPD) and networking opportunities that invigorate school communities and foster collaboration.
  • Delivering a high-quality Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme that shapes the next generation of exceptional educators.
  • Providing invaluable school-to-school support, sharing resources and lending expertise to help schools thrive.

Proudly collaborating as a core partner with the Shropshire and Telford Educational Partnership (STEP) as Shropshire’s Teaching School Hub, alongside our established strategic partner, the University of Chester.

Through our Lead School Partner programme, in collaboration with the University of Chester, we ensure the highest standards of Primary Initial Teacher Training. We take great pride in our role as a cornerstone of professional development for primary schools in our region, drawing upon a wealth of local talent and expertise to enrich the educational landscape and empower every learner to reach their full potential.

Join us on this exciting journey of growth and excellence!

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Why Choose Us?

Train to Teach

Explore the Lead School Partner teacher training initiative, an opportunity to undergo training alongside exemplary educators within our local schools. The Shropshire Primary Partnership proudly presents its Lead School Partner teacher training program, specialising in primary education.

Leadership Support

We have a range of leadership expertise within our Central Team and across our schools. Whether you seek assistance in senior leadership or subject leadership, we stand ready to provide expert support tailored to your needs.


STEP is thrilled to announce its re-designation as the local Teaching School Hub for Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin for the next four years, beginning in September 2024. The primary focus is to simplify support for the teacher recruitment and retention strategy in partnership with the DFE, thereby enhancing school performance in our area. STEP work closely with local schools to facilitate initial teacher training, implement the new Early Career Framework, serve as an appropriate body under statutory changes, offer National Professional Qualifications for leaders and provide research informed CPD tailored to local needs.


We offer National Professional Qualifications designed by serving school leaders and subject matter experts to form a coherent learning pathway. As an “Innovation Hub” across Shropshire and Telford offering a “One Stop” provision for Professional Learning”

Staff work collaboratively with colleagues across the trust in a variety of ways...

“Staff work collaboratively with colleagues across the trust in a variety of ways. This includes the co-production of curriculum documents and in the moderation of work. This reduces workload. Staff appreciate having this time to collaborate and share expertise…Staff feel that they are well supported. They say that leaders consider their wellbeing and work–life balance. The school and governors value opportunities to share expertise across the multi-academy trust (MAT). The local governing body and the MAT understand and fulfil their roles in governance.”


Leaders, trustees and governors understand the schools’ priorities...

“Leaders, trustees and governors understand the schools’ priorities for improvement. They provide suitable support and challenge, supported by external specialists. Staff feel proud to work at the school and well supported by their leadership team”


Governance is effective...

“Governance is effective. The academy trust provides valuable school improvement support and ensures school leaders are held to account. The local governing body has a range of skills to help develop curriculum and well-being provision that is right for the local community”


Trust senior leaders and governors provide excellent support...

“Trust senior leaders and governors provide excellent support for leaders and staff at the school. They hold leaders to account to continually improve the school. Staff are overwhelmingly positive and are proud to work at the school.”