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St Albans Girls' School

Initial Teacher Training Opportunities

As a Teaching School we take a leading role in the training and professional development of teachers, support staff and headteachers, as well as contributing to the raising of standards in other schools through school-to-school support.

We became a National Teaching School in 2017 and are part of the Alban Teaching School Alliance and the Alban Federation.

The core purpose of a National Teaching school is to develop effective partnerships with other schools to foster self-sustaining school network of improvement and development, with a focus on successful outcomes for students.

As a Teaching School, we are working in an alliance with a growing number of strategic alliance partners from within and outside St Albans.

Train to teach with STAGS in partnership with the Alban Federation

STAGS is proud to work with the Alban Federation to deliver outstanding initial teacher training (ITT).  The Alban Federation provides a unique school-based learning opportunity in partnership with us and other local schools. Our partnership’s vision is simple but powerful; to ensure the delivery of high quality ITT that meets the needs of the local area.  

We endeavour to create an environment in which  trainee teachers feel valued and supported. We have worked with trainee teachers for many years and we fully recognise how much vibrancy, enthusiasm and drive they can offer our school community.

The partnership sees its staff as its most valuable resource and its schools have a proven track record in training and professional development. Our teachers are excellent practitioners and are eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers. Here is what some of our Alban Federation Alumni said about the Initial Teacher Training programme;


Training with the Alban Federation = "A fast track to Success!"

"The Alban Federation training programme immerses student teachers in all aspects of School life; preparing teachers to not only succeed in the classroom but in the whole school community. Within 5 years of graduating from the programme I became a subject lead and then subsequently a Curriculum Leader. Equally, fellow members of my training cohort are now Pastoral Leaders, Curriculum Leaders or  members of a Senior Leadership Team",  Mrs R Sharp


"I really value the hands-on, practical experience I had training through with the Alban Federation. I felt immersed in the STAGS school environment and community from the get-go, and was supported throughout my training year by the AF, a wonderful subject mentor, amazing departmental colleagues and many others", Miss J  Lamb



Applications open on 13th October 2020 for a September 2021 start, click here to apply. 

For specific information about training to teach at STAGS, please see the attachment below or email Tessa Miles, Professional Learning mentor at: 

For more general enquiries about the Alban Federation, please visit  Alban Federation or email: to request a call back

For more details about training to teach in England, click here 

For more details about funding for trainees, click here

Get in touch

Mr P O'Neill, Trust Business Manager

Sandridgebury Lane

St Albans



01727 853134