Real superheros don't wear capes, they teach.

We offer highly-personalised, school-based teacher training in St Albans, Harpenden and across Hertfordshire.


“Alban Federation prides itself on offering a bespoke approach to their training and providing strong pastoral support. Trainees are well prepared for the practicalities and demands of teaching"


Are you thinking about a career in teaching?

Welcome to Alban Federation, where we offer highly-personalised, school-based teacher training, in St Albans, Harpenden and the surrounding area. Offering both Secondary (11-16 or 14-19) and Primary (5-11), Alban Federation has a depth of experience in teacher training, and has established partnerships with a wide spectrum of excellent schools in the region.


Why Train With Alban Federation?


Dynamic Training

Our schools are fantastic places to train, work and learn. They provide a unique school-based learning opportunity in partnership with the Alban Federation. Our partnership’s vision is simple but powerful; to ensure the delivery of high quality initial teacher training that meets the needs of the local area.

Strong Partnerships

All partnership schools endeavour to create an environment in which staff, pupils and trainee teachers alike feel valued and supported. We have all worked with trainee teachers for many years and we fully recognise how much vibrancy, enthusiasm and drive they can offer our respective school communities.

Valued Staff

Importantly, 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.

Shared Expertise

All secondary schools in St Albans and Harpenden are members of Alban Federation and we work with a number of associate partners in Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford and Welwyn Garden City. Schools provide the highest level of support to trainees. In the past two years, all trainees have secured employment as NQT/ECTs.