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Why not get involved in training your own high quality teachers?

Here are some compelling reasons to train teachers in your school:

  • You train, develop and retain your staff
  • You can share your school’s unique ethos and qualities with trainees. Typically in the independent sector these include: small class sizes; flexibility and freedom within the curriculum; motivated pupils; high achievement; outstanding pastoral care; excellent facilities and broad extra-curricular programmes
  • You will be directly involved in the trainee’s learning and development
  • You will be supported by an initial teacher training provider
  • You may well have the stimulus of someone straight from university with cutting edge ideas about their subject or key stage area

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This website will help you to get started now. Have a look at the different routes into teaching available to trainees; find out what to expect from taking on a School Direct trainee; read case studies written by schools that are already training teachers; and take a look at our Training Providers list to find some of the initial teacher training providers are working with independent schools - this is not a comprehensive list but includes commonly used providers in the independent sector.