David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust

Our mission is to broaden the horizons of our pupils through the provision of a world-class education.

Initial Teacher Education

Teacher Training

Initial Teacher Education

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 Education (ITE) placements using a wide range of options to engage trainees from diverse backgrounds, which will then provide students with the excellent teachers of tomorrow.

As an Associate College of NIoT, DRET offers its own ITE provision for the North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire. The Trust has also formed strong links with multiple ITE providers to offer different routes, which trainees can access to gain qualified teacher status.


The National Institute of Teaching (NIoT) programme leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through the NIoT (an accredited provider), with PGCE and master’s level credits awarded in partnership with the University of Birmingham.
If you would like to contact us for more information, please email us at: NIoTTeacherEducation@dret.co.uk
If you would like to apply, please do this on DfE apply here.

Secondary ITE Partnerships

Through partnerships with a range of universities and providers, 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 ECT in one of the Trust’s academies.

Universities that place in our schools 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.