Find out about what programmes are on offer within our partnership.
Throughout the year trainees will be given the opportunity to learn and develop through a blend of experiences, all which will support and further them during their process of becoming a teacher:
School Based Training
Our school based training allows trainees to be immersed, in all aspects of school life, from the moment trainees arrive on the course. Trainees will be introduced to their host school before meeting the children, allowing them time to build positive and important relationships with key members of staff who will support them throughout their teacher training year.
From the moment trainees enter school on the first day they will be treated as a member of the staffing team, allowing them to build strong relationships with those in their class and around school. Through the support offered from their Class Mentor and Learning Coach, trainees will gradually take on additional responsibilities and be given more freedom to explore and apply their creativity. As trainees become more confident and independent in their teaching teaching they will begin to experience the gratification and the joy that comes from children learning what they have taught them.
ILTT Centre Based Training
Our taught programme will leave trainees inspired by some of the most passionate, expert teachers in our partnership of schools. The majority of our facilitators are Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs), who are teachers and leaders who have been recongnised by the government for their expertise and specialist knowledge and are also currently practising in the classroom on a daily basis. Being taught by current practitioners will allow trainees to learn from those who can give them the most up to date information and strategies in teaching and learning.
We pride ourselves in providing trainees with the opportunity to learn from, and be enthused by some of the most exceptional professionals in their fields.
University Based Training
ILTT work with two highly regarded Universities; Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and University of Leicester (UoL). ILTT provides trainees with the unique opportunity to choose which University they wish to join regardless of the cohort or course you are a part of. Whilst the universities are responsible for delivering and accrediting the Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE), ILTT work closely with each university to ensure trainees are being provided with the best possible training so that the information provided can be transferred into their own classroom practice.
As a member of the University, the trainee will also be entitled to access their resources, such as the library, trainee services and student benefits! Each University will provide the trainee with an induction into the services available at the start of the course. In addition, the University will support ILTT trainees by providing input on academic research and writing to help with completing an assignment at the end of each module.
All of our trainees will spend some time independently researching and studying current and relevant research to support their teaching practice just like a fully qualified teacher. We are seeking applicants who are naturally curious and who seek to constantly improve their performance through personal research and study.
Trainees will examine current theory, with each module containing teaching, assessment and independent work, all of which are directly relevant to the primary classroom. School placements will ensure the knowledge and skills acquired during the ILTT and University based training are strongly anchored in practice. The intended outcome for the programme is that every trainee has the opportunity to complete the course with a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
ILTT are a Primary Teacher Training provider offering a variety of courses across the East Midlands in many different locations.
The importance of recognising EYFS as a specialist area is developed through a programme which will aim to provide an outstanding experience for a trainee who has an interest and desire to work in the Early Years of a child’s education.
Trainees will work alongside others on the 5-11 pathway to ensure that they are also gaining an overview of primary education to recognise their role within the bigger picture of a child’s journey in school. Placements will provide experiences in all key stages. The first term will be in KS1 to ensure that knowledge and theory from teaching can be embedded. School based training alongside training sessions and high quality tutoring and mentoring will provide opportunities for trainees to plan, teach and manage learning for children aged 3-7 years. Trainees will therefore have the ability to assess and progress learning, build professional relationships and maintain high quality learning environments.
Specialist sessions will be provided by an SLE in Early Years supported by other relevant personnel to ensure that the trainees have a broad view of the EYFS provision. Additional sessions will allow trainees to experience specialist knowledge at a greater depth and couple it with tasks and experiences in their host schools.
Personnel providing the training are practitioners and professionals who will provide a course that is deep rooted in outstanding practice and recognise the importance of play-based learning. Cross-curricular themes will also be considered as are the practical skills of planning for learning, promoting positive attitudes and working in an extended team and with parents and carers.
Our General Primary course will require you working in two contrasting schools across our partnership, depending on the location selected (Don't worry, if you apply to a Leicestershire course, we won't be sending you to Nottingham and visa versa). We call these placements your host and your alternative school. You will complete your placement at your host school in the Autumn and Summer term, whilst your alternativement placement will be completed in the Spring term. With each placement, you will change year group to cover these 3 age phases: Year 1 and 2; Year 3 and 4; Year 5 and 6, ensuring you gain a variety of experience so you can work out where you would like to be when you qualify as a teacher.
General Primary with Maths
Since the implementation of the new national curriculum, the way that mathematics has been taught in primary schools in England have changed dramatically, drawing heavily on the teaching for mastery approach utilised so successfully in high performing jurisdictions such as Shanghai and Singapore. Through the Maths Hub programme, the government has invested significantly in maths professional development the education sector. In line with this, we are extremely excited to offer a maths specialist route for primary trainees in 2018-19.
The trainees will work alongside others on the 5-11 pathway to ensure that they gain a broad and balanced grounding in primary education, equipping them fully for the demands of the role of a primary school class teacher. In addition to the main programme, maths specialists will be given every opportunity to deepen and embed their understanding of all things primary maths. Whilst in schools, trainees will have the chance to work closely with the maths lead, to develop a clear overview of how maths is taught and led across the school. Furthermore, they will have the opportunity to take more responsibility for the planning and teaching of maths, right from the very start of their placement. As part of the taught course, they will participate in dedicated sessions with a nationally recognised mastery specialist teacher, to develop and deepen their understanding of primary school maths. This will take the form of taught sessions, observing outstanding practice and the opportunity for collaborative planning.
Not only will this exciting opportunity give trainees a recognised and highly sort after qualification in a competitive job market, it also comes with a bursary of up to £6000.
ILTT are a Primary Teacher Training provider offering placements across the East Midlands with two different partnerships.
General Primary (5-11), General Primary with Maths (5-11) & EYFS (3-7)
Affinity TSA is working in partnership with Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training (ILTT) to deliver a high quality School Direct programme, leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE). This is achieved through high quality placements in a school near to you, an ambitious, creative and aspirational taught programme and a package of support, ensuring all trainees reach their potential. Affinity TSA and ILTT are determined that our Initial Teacher Training programme always puts children first, with fun and creativity at its heart. We believe every child deserves an outstanding education and this begins with an outstanding teacher. As a partnership of over 60 schools in Leicestershire, we believe this training is simply the first step in your career and aim to support all trainees into employment and realise your potential as an outstanding teacher. Together we can achieve excellence..
General Primary (5-11), General Primary with Maths (5-11) & EYFS (3-7)
The Flying High Trust Partnership is working in partnership with Inspiring Leaders to deliver a high quality School Direct programme, leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE). This is achieved through high quality placements in a school near to you, an ambitious, creative and aspirational taught programme and a package of support, ensuring all trainees reach their potential. The Flying High Trust Partnership and ILTT are determined that our Initial Teacher Training programme always puts children first, with fun and creativity at its heart. We believe every child deserves an outstanding education and this begins with an outstanding teacher. As a partnership of over 50 schools in Nottinghamshire, we believe this training is simply the first step in your career and aim to support all trainees into employment and realise your potential as an outstanding teacher. Together we can achieve excellence.
Will I come out of the course with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education?
Yes! You will have the opportunity to come out with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. If you are successful in achieving a level 7 you will obtain a total of 60 masters credits to potentially use later in your career to obtain a full masters degree.
If you apply to our Leicestershire course you will go to the University of Leicester, if you apply to Nottinghamshire you will go to Nottingham Trent University. This enables our course to be equivalent to all University courses across the UK.
What school will I be based at?
This will be dependent on many different aspects, location, subject specialism, year group preference, school context etc. Please view our Placement Policy for more details.
What support will I receive?
As atrainee you will receive the best support possible to you. We believe in supporting all our trainees as much as possible by providing you with many levels of support. You will be supported on a day to day basis with your Class Teacher, and a week by week support with your Learning Coach. You will also be supported and challenged through the year by a professional tutor who will be on hand to support you where possible.
This is something that was picked up on by Ofsted in there recent visit - "Trainees receive outstanding-quality, highly tailored support in response to their emerging needs. This ensures that trainees experiencing difficulties are identified and then supported quickly, and those who are excelling are stretched and challenged effectively." Ofsted - November 2017
What does the timetable look like?
What are my employment prospects at the end of training?
We guarantee a job for all trainees who wish to become a teacher who achieve a grade 2 or above.
Ofsted noted in their report the following: "Completion and employment rates are high. Trainees successfully complete the training, exceeding the minimum level of practice defined in the teachers’ standards. All trainees gain employment, very many within the partnership. The partnership is meeting local needs for high-quality teachers effectively, often in schools that serve the most deprived communities."
Are my qualifications of an equivalent level?
The eligibility of qualifications can be checked at NARIC. It is your responsibility to check your qualifications and pay for a check to made.