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Our Initial Teacher Training Programme is aimed at high-quality graduates who want to be part of a school team from day one.

Learn-AT Professional works in partnership with a number of accredited providers, who help to deliver and quality assure the training and recommends the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) on successful completion of the programme.

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. 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.

Recruitment process

We adhere to the National requirements for recruiting to Initial Teacher Training program and adhere to the entry requirements of our partners. If applicants meet the National and the partner criteria they are then put forward for short-listing by our ITT lead team. Successful applicants are invited to interview where they will be asked to:

  • Attend a formal interview with members of the ITT team.
  • Deliver a pre–set task in a short teaching episode to an appropriate group of students.
  • Prepare and deliver a short presentation of no more than ten minutes on a current initiative or challenge in primary education.

Interview decisions will not be communicated to applicants directly through the partnership but through the UCAS system.

All of our interviews take place in schools within the partnership. If you would like to speak to us about the programme please contact us.

Applications for ITT with Learn-AT Professional open through DFE in October.


Any questions please email


We are now recruiting for September 2024 - register your interest here