Welcome to the NRTA

New River Teaching Alliance

Adding Value to Your Professional Development

The New River Teaching Alliance (NRTA), with Alexandra Park School as the lead school, was accredited by the Department for Education (DfE) in March 2013.  This was in recognition of our outstanding results and strong track record of training our staff.  The NRTA continues this commitment across a partnership of North London schools.  We deliver a comprehensive and bespoke training experience, from recruiting and developing the next generation of teachers, to training and preparing experienced staff to meet the challenges of school leadershipWe are all at different stages in our journey in education.  Whatever your stage, the NRTA works to add value to your professional development.  We look forward to engaging with you.  


Recruitment for 2022-2023 is now closed

Recruitment is closed for courses starting in September 2022.

Recruitment will re-open in October 2022, for training starting September 2023.

In the meantime, if you would like to find out more abut our school direct PGCE programme, please email info@nrta.co.uk

Our Offer

Train to Teach

Study with us to become a qualified teacher

School to School Support

Lead departments at the NRTA

Professional Development

Leadership skills and teaching techniques


“It is scary, but you get lots of support. Plus, it’s really nice working with people who have recently trained – as they can give you great advice.”

Joe, NQT+1 employed by an NRTA school

“I will always be grateful for the attention to detail and the care I was given by the NRTA throughout every stage of the process – from the first recruitment fair I went to, to supporting me in landing my first qualified post. I remember thinking at the interview how at ease they made me feel and how they compounded every aspiration I ever had to become a teacher.”

Anastasia, NQT in an NRTA school

“The training and organisation of the course was great! My advice would be to get involved in all aspects of school life – not just in your department.”

Evie , NQT+2 employed by an NRTA school