Why choose us?
- FIRST RATE TRAINING PROGRAMME
As an accredited provider of Initial Teacher Training and a national teaching school, we can provide you with a first rate professional training experience. All of our placement schools have significant experience in delivering Initial Teacher Training and are able to provide you with a consistently high quality setting during your training period and beyond.
- EXCELLENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
100% of trainees who have gained their QTS through us were subsequently successful in finding employment; the majority within our partnership.
- A SOUND INDUCTION PROGRAMME
In order to help you prepare for the year ahead and to ensure that if you are salaried, you are able to teach from the start of the academic year, you will be invited to attend an Induction Programme in June. The induction period is remunerated for salaried trainees, unless otherwise specified by the employing school. This is also a great opportunity to bond with your fellow trainees and to share your ideas and experience with them.
- HIGH QUALITY MENTORING
You will be allocated a mentor who is a subject specialist and will offer you personalised support and guidance throughout the training year. You will meet with your mentor on a weekly basis, setting short and long term targets and reviewing your progress against the Teachers’ Standards that form the basis of your training.
- ALLIANCE BASED TRAINING
Your training pathway will follow a bespoke and carefully devised Professional Studies Programme, delivered by our very best practitioners, one day per week. Training sessions take the form of seminars, lectures or workshops and focus on the development of both subject knowledge and pedagogical expertise. Placement schools also offer a professional development programme which you will be able to access when in school, to further support your development.
- CONTRAST BETWEEN HOST AND SECOND PLACEMENT SCHOOLS
As we have partnerships within a diverse range of both secondary and primary schools, we can offer you the chance to train within contrasting settings, thus greatly enhancing your training experience.
- NETWORKING AND CROSS SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Working within a successful partnership of schools means that you will be provided with opportunities to share good practice and visit other schools, thus benefitting from the expertise of a wide range of highly skilled professionals.