Academy of Teacher Education

The Lydiate Learning Trust Academy of Teacher Education is a large centre dedicated to teacher training and development. Based in Vortex House, Liverpool, the centre is also home to the Associated Merseyside Partnership School Centred Initial Teacher Training.

The Trust, in partnership with many other organisations, coordinates and delivers accredited Professional Development for teachers of all levels.


Our teacher educator team deliver programmes for Rainbow Teaching School Hub and Best Practice Network. We host Early Career Framework training for mentors and new teachers plus we deliver a range of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs). We also run Tomorrow’s Teachers programmes for sixth form students and STEM internships for undergraduates to promote the teaching profession and all that a career in education has to offer.

The team also host Subject Network events for teachers and specialists to support the development of knowledge and understanding of the latest research within specific subject areas and to support the development of evidenced based best practice.


The Academy of Teacher Education is available for use for day and evening education-related training events and meetings. Facilities include two large learning rooms for up to 96 people, three smaller meeting rooms for up to 24 people and a large open plan hospitality area. For more information, please contact Angela Blackburn -