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Inspiring Leaders SCITT Announces New University Partnership

Inspiring Leaders SCITT, an Ofsted Outstanding Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provider, is excited to announce a new partnership with the University of Derby for the delivery of our Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from September 2024.

This strategic move is part of our ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality teacher training and is designed to enhance the learning experience of our trainees. The University of Derby is renowned for its strong reputation in ITT and boasts high PGCE pass rates.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Inspiring Leaders SCITT,” says Sarah Charles from the University of Derby. “We believe that this partnership will cultivate highly effective teachers through applied professional research. Our commitment to excellence and opportunity drives all our initiatives, and together with Inspiring Leaders, we are dedicated to providing transformative education. This collaboration aligns with Inspiring Leaders’ vision to inspire the next generation, enhance outcomes for young people, and make a meaningful difference.”

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our previous partners, the University of Leicester and Nottingham Trent University, for their invaluable contributions to our programme over the past decade. Their support and collaboration have been instrumental in shaping the careers of countless educators.

Dirk Smith, SCITT Programme Director says, “The new partnership with the University of Derby will offer a flexible and diverse approach to learning and assessments. This includes a blended model of face-to-face and online sessions, as well as a diversified assessment structure. We believe these changes will greatly benefit our trainees, reducing both the time and cost of travel, and addressing workload issues associated with completing a PGCE.”

Paul Stone, SCITT Accounting Officer, adds: “We are confident that this change will only enhance the training experience we offer at Inspiring Leaders SCITT. We look forward to a fruitful partnership with the University of Derby and to the positive impact it will have on our trainees and the wider education community.”