Why Train With Us?

Why train with us?

You will be a member of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) Learning Institute alongside 2500 teachers across a network of 64 academies at primary, secondary and special phase, with a range of expertise and experience.  Our overarching aim is to 'make our best better' because we firmly believe that every child deserves an excellent education and the opportunity to become world class learners. To fulfil this we need great teachers!

We offer a one-year "hands-on" teacher training programme to graduates and career changers leading to QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).  In addition you can also achieve a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate of Education) and 60 Master's credits that may be used towards a subsequent Master's degree.   Places are offered by alliance members who work in partnership with Ofsted rated 'Good' and 'Outstanding Initial Teacher Training (ITT) accredited Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), SCITTs and Providers. 
We provide high quality training for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and ensure trainees benefit from school led training with strong mentor support, in-depth study of relevant theoretical frameworks, observation of outstanding practitioners and established professional studies programme training. 

We aim to fulfil trainees’ potential and increase the supply of well trained, fully qualified and inspirational teachers across AET through our professional learning journey and talent management process.  Our programme will be the start of your professional learning journey within our Learning Institute which ensures that you continue to fulfil your full potential throughout your career. Our learning and development opportunities, including our Newly Qualified Teacher Programme will train and support you for your first year as a qualified teacher. When the time is right for you to take the next steps to achieve your career aspirations, we have programmes aimed at developing and supporting middle and senior leaders. 

You will be based in Academies Enterprise Trust partnership group of academies. Training is majority school-based with some provider-based training. You will train to teach in Key Stage 1 and  2 for primary phase or either Key Stage 3 and 4 or Key Stage 4 and 5 for secondary phase, dependent on subject. You will join the academy/school at the start of the Autumn term. This allows you time to familiarise yourself with the academy, staff and pupils. 

During the course you will complete a short second placement at a contrasting school which is normally in Term 2 and you will also spend some time in a primary, mainstream and/or special school depending on which school your main placement is at.  It is a valuable experience for you to see the contrast from your own setting as well as gaining an understanding of teaching and learning in different phases/schools.  

You will be able see the difference you make from day one!