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Every child deserves an outstanding education and this begins with an outstanding teacher.

Inspiring Leaders are determined that the Initial Teacher Training programme should have pupils at its heart.

We strive to provide the highest quality training and development experiences for all SCITT trainees in order to provide those outstanding, child-centered teachers and leaders of the future.

We have become recognised in the region for being a successful partnership of schools who are committed to delivering excellent opportunities for our staff throughout their careers.

Trainees are exceptionally positive about their initial teacher education. Many seek out the programme because of its strong reputation for the high quality of training. Trainees benefit from an excellent curriculum, taught by experts.

Outstanding Ofsted, May 2023

What we offer

We offer our trainees more than just teacher training route, we offer the chance of a career. Through our partnerships we offer those who go on to be employed with us:

The knowledge, skills and experiences they need to become great teachers.

Un-rivalled support in your training year which will continue into your first year a fully qualified teacher as part of our Early Career Teacher (ECT) programmes.

The opportunity to progress your career within your school and established partnership due to progressive approach to staff CPDL and career development opportunities.

The chance to access leadership training through our nationally recognised NPQ programmes delivered by our partner MATs.

A Centre of Excellence for Teacher and Leader Training

In 2014 Inspiring Leaders set out to become a centre of excellence for Initial Teacher Training, ongoing teacher professional development and school leadership training.

Since 2014 we have trained over 445 new teachers in the East Midlands across both Primary and Secondary phases and through our wider Inspiring Leaders partnership, we have also delivered leadership training to over 4000 school leaders in the area through the National Professional Qualifications Programmes, demonstrating our commitment to the region.

Bespoke opportunities

Our partnership works hard to support and develop all staff, providing a range of bespoke opportunities and support to ensure you maximise your potential. We want all of our trainees to be supported and know that when you are ready to make the next step in your career, we can provide you with the next positive step in your route to achieving great satisfaction and professional fulfilment.

High employment rate

Whilst we do not employ all of our trainees within our partnership we do have very high rates of employment with over 95% of trainees gaining employment within a year of leaving the programme. Over 75% of trainees have gained employment in our partnership schools since 2015/16.

Get in touch

Are you ready to start your journey?

We would love to hear from you to discuss how we can support your application to become a teacher, Please contact us via phone or by filling in the form and we will be in touch as soon as we can.


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