Welcome to Embrace Education, Tor View’s Centre of Educational Excellence as part of The Sea View Trust. We have a strong local, regional and national reputation for training high quality teachers for mainstream primary, secondary and special education. 

Embrace Education’s remit is to deliver on four core purposes:

  • Initial Teacher Education (ITE) – Training outstanding teachers through Embrace SCITT's programmes in partnership with Liverpool Hope Uniersity.
  • Teacher Development – Delivering the DfE's Golden Thread of teacher development programmes – Early Career Framework (ECF) and National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) - through Embrace Teaching School Hub.
  • School-to-School Support – Supporting schools to improve outcomes for pupils with our dedicated team of Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) – serving Senior Leaders with specific expertise to drive school improvement.
  • Research, Development & Continuous Professional Development (CPD) – identifying the most up to date practices and sharing these with our community of practitioners.


Tor View is well thought of locally as a provider of excellent outreach – offering schools an opportunity to look at specific difficulties learners may be experiencing and suggesting a range of strategies to support them in school. 


In order to deliver fully on these, Embrace is partnered with other local, regional and national organisations such as; Blackpool Research SchoolThe Teaching School Hubs Council and nasen Whole School SEND. More information can be found on their websites.


We hope you find the information you need, whether that’s for routes to Teacher Training, School-to-School support or Professional Development. Should you want any more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at one of the email addresses below:

Initial Teacher Training (ITT): embrace.SCITT@theviewtrust.org

Early Career Framework (ECF): embrace.ECF@theviewtrust.org

National Professional Qualifications (NPQ): embrace.NPQ@theviewtrust.org

Other services (including school-to-school support) and general enquiries: educationalexcellence@theviewtrust.org


Best wishes,


James Findlay-Pidcock

Director of Professional Programmes / Head of Embrace SCITT

Specialist Leader of Education