If you would like to become a teacher in England, you must complete initial teacher education (ITE). The route you chose to take will be specific to the age group and the subject you would like to teach.

‘The opportunity to learn on the job in such a supportive academy environment has allowed me to gain the confidence and skills required to teach my passion.’

Millie Sheppard, former PGCE trainee

We have a experienced team on hand to support you from application stage and through your teacher training year. When you train with us you will choose which school phase or subject specialism is right for you. Our well established programme of ITE  provides our trainees the opportunity to gain a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) and masters credits in primary and special teaching and a number of secondary subjects.

Our aim is to not only train you to become an outstanding teacher, but also to provide relevant continued professional development that provides you the tools to leap into your Early Career Teaching Year (ECT) year with confidence and knowledge.

We offer the following route into teaching:

University-led PGCE

Prior to training it is useful to build up a number of school experience days. These are a good way to find out if teaching is for you, and gives you opportunity to spend time in different schools. We offer days both in primary and secondary settings through our school experience programme.

To find out more and for personalised support and advice, please email us at getintoteaching@diverse-ac.org.uk and we will get back to you.