David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust

Our mission is to give every child attending one of our schools a world-class education.

Teacher Training

Teacher Training

Initial Teacher Training

Teaching is a fantastic career, and the Trust seeks to support individuals as they take their first step towards inspiring future generations.

The aim is to ensure that our Trust offers high quality Initial Teacher Training (ITT) placements using a wide range of options to engage trainees from diverse backgrounds, which will then provide students with the excellent teachers of tomorrow.

The Trust has formed strong links with multiple ITT providers to offer three different routes, which trainees can access to gain qualified teacher status.

School Direct/Secondary ITT Partnerships

Through partnerships with a range of universities, we support trainees to not only gain QTS, but also to achieve a PGCE. Once qualified, it is our hope that trainees will want to apply for employment as an NQT in one of the Trust’s academies.

Our partner universities offer the following courses:

  • Bishop Grosseteste University: Art and Design, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Business Studies, Design and Technology, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages (French), Music, Physical Education, Physics, Religious Education and Primary.
  • University of Leicester: English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Religious Education, Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics).
  • University of Loughborough: Mathematics and Physical Education.
  • University of Northampton: Primary.
  • University of Hull: Biology, Chemistry, English, Geography, History Mathematics, Physics and Primary.

If you wish to apply for these routes, you will need to apply via the UCAS website.

When applying to the University of Northampton (Primary) route, you can search for ‘David Ross Education Trust’ as the provider.

When applying to any of the University of Hull routes, you can search for ‘David Ross Education Trust’ as the provider. 

National Modern Languages SCITT Hubs

If you would like to train as a Modern Languages teacher, you can through the National Modern Languages SCITT- a route that privileges subject specific training on the ground, with experienced practitioners.

Humberston Academy is the lead school for the Humber and North Lincolnshire Hub of the National Modern Languages SCITT. Applications can be made via Apply for teacher training by searching for The National Modern Languages SCITT and selecting the Humber and North Lincolnshire Hub.
The PGCE is awarded by Sheffield Hallam University for MFL trainees qualifying through this route.

Charles Read Academy is the lead school for East Midlands and South Lincolnshire Hub of the National Modern Languages SCITT. Applications can be made via Apply for teacher training, by searching for The National Modern Languages SCITT and selecting the East Midlands Hub and South Yorkshire, or the Humber and North Lincolnshire Hub, depending on your area of preference.
The PGCE is awarded by Sheffield Hallam University for MFL trainees qualifying through this route.

Teach First

Teach First is a national charity that provides a route into teaching. Teach First’s training programme is two years in length and trainees receive a salary throughout. During the first year of the programme, trainees work towards achieving QTS and the PGCE qualification with one of Teach First’s partner universities. If you wish to apply for Teach First you need to apply via the Teach First website.

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