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About the National Institute of Teaching@Inspiration Trust

Our vision is a school system that nurtures the talents of teachers and leaders at all stages of their careers, so they can provide children with the world-class education they deserve.

We are proud to be offering initial teacher training as an Associate College of a newly formed national school-led organisation called the National Institute of Teaching (NIoT). 

We offer year-long primary and secondary teacher training programmes to graduates and career changers joining the teaching profession through our school centred programme. We offer a strong support network and exciting environment in which to train, ensuring that our trainee teachers complete the course feeling supported, confident and well-prepared. 

All our teacher training courses lead to QTS (Qualified Teacher Status), a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) and 60 Master’s Level credits. We give you access to first class training, invaluable school and classroom practice and opportunities to learn on-the-job at one of our placement schools within the Inspiration Trust and partner schools. We work in partnership with the University of Birmingham to deliver the PGCE element of our programme.

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What we look for in trainee teachers

We're looking for people who want to become outstanding teachers; people who genuinely enjoy working with children and young people; people who are passionate about education and who are relentless in their drive to ensure positive outcomes for children. 

You will need the ability to develop effective relationships with relevant stakeholders: children, parents and carers, colleagues and peers, as well as external agencies. 

Further essential qualities are outstanding organisation and communication skills, resilience, a proactive reflective approach and good interpersonal skills.  You should also have determination and energy, high standards of English, maths and excellent subject knowledge.


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