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Learn Academies Trust

Learn Academies Trust


Do you want to teach in a range of engaging Primary Schools? Want to have a say in where your training takes place and what experiences you have? Want to gain a PGCE with QTS? Then Initial Teacher Training at Learn-AT Professional is the course for you!

Our programmes are aimed at high-quality graduates who want to be part of a school team from day one. We offer two very attractive and comprehensive routes into teaching and are able to advise you about which option is best suited to your training needs.

We pride ourselves in the warm and supportive approach we have towards our trainees. You will be made to feel most welcome in our wonderful Learn-AT schools from across Leicestershire during your teaching placements. The academic aspect of our courses is robust and will effectively prepare you for your early teaching career and beyond. Learn-AT commits itself to being a research informed organisation and you will have the opportunity to engage with this research in a meaningful way during your time with us. 

All of the schools we work with are experienced in delivering Initial Teacher Training and have a passion for supporting new entrants into the profession. We can be flexible when allocating your teaching placements and will endeavour to match you to the most suitable schools for you. Once in school, you will benefit from working closely with highly skilled and experienced practitioners who will guide you in developing your own teaching skills to the highest standard. 

Our ITT Lead Mentors work closely with trainees, school based mentors, headteachers and programme tutors to ensure that communication is effective and that your training runs as smoothly as possible. 

It is a stated aim of the programme to ‘grow our own’, whether that be ECTs or future school leaders, and whilst the programme does not offer guaranteed employment we would hope that you would be interested in beginning your career with us or returning to us at a later stage should the opportunity arise.

How the programme works:

Initial Teacher Training enables schools to:

  • Select and recruit their own trainees

  • Agree the content and focus of the training programme depending on the needs of both the trainees and the schools

Initial Teacher Training is run by a partnership between a lead school, other schools and an accredited teacher training provider.

Visit Our Partners page to find out about the two exciting opportunities we have on offer: 

Our Partners