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The Bishop Fraser Trust

The Bishop Fraser Trust A Church of England Multi Academy Trust
with the vision to allow
all children to experience Life in all its fullness

The Bishop Fraser Trust ITT Programme

The Bishop Fraser Trust Bolton & Bury Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Partnership (which is part of the Train Teach Lead Partnership) is focused on providing all pupils the opportunity to access high quality teaching and learning to help them reach their full potential. We want to be the inspiration that drives them to achieve their dreams. With this in mind we are committed to training the next generation of outstanding teachers.

‘Train, Teach, Lead’

Your Career in Education Starts with us

Our ITT programme is bespoke to each individual trainee and your teacher training journey. But it doesn’t end there. As a Partnership we track your career once you qualify and support you throughout your professional development for years after you gain QTS. We have a vast CPD programme which we encourage all trainees to access during your training year. Our former trainees can access bespoke training as they develop into effective teachers, middle and senior leaders, should they wish to follow this career path.

Our partnership is made up of a wide variety of schools including both faith and non-faith schools. Currently there are 26 schools in our partnership and are all based in Bolton and Bury. Head Teachers in the local areas are determined to attract outstanding practitioners into their schools and we work collaboratively to ensure our programme supports this. We are proud to have such fantastic and supportive schools within our partnership showing that our commitment to produce high quality teachers really is at the forefront of what we do.

Our programme is run in partnership with Liverpool Hope University, the accredited provider..  


Schools within our Partnership

We work collaboratively with our 26 Partner Schools across Bolton and Bury who are focused on providing young people with the opportunity to access high quality teaching and learning to help them reach their full potential.  We are therefore committed to training the next generation of outstanding teachers.  Please click below to see the schools in each sector.

Secondary Schools

Primary Schools 

Specialist Provision 

Why choose US?

Our ITT programme last an academic year and result in qualified teacher status (QTS), along with a PGCE accredited by Liverpool Hope University.

You will train in two of our partner schools, getting the chance to learn ‘on the job’ and ‘from the best’. But don’t worry about being thrown in at the deep end; you’ll be part of a team from the very start, receiving intensive support from experienced teachers and mentors. That means you won’t be teaching classes unsupported until the school thinks you’re ready.

You can apply for a training bursary or scholarship and financial support, such as student loans.

As a provider we recruit our own trainees, allowing our partner schools to train teachers and grow our own’ in subjects and schools where there could potentially be employment opportunities in the near future. With this in mind there is a possibility that successful trainees may go on to work in one of the schools in which they were trained, although there is no absolute guarantee of employment at the end of the training.

For more information on ITT, including application process, tuition fees and bursaries please visit the Get into Teaching website.

Applications for 2024 

Courses for 2024 are now LIVE

You can view all our courses on offer on FIND from 3rd October 2023

Our Provider Code is 18J - THe Bishop Fraser Trust Bolton and Bury ITT Partnership

You can apply from 11th October 2023 on Apply for Teaching Training 

 For more information on ITT within our partnership email:  or follow us on twitter @TrainingatTTLP