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Teacher Training

Interested in a career in teaching? 

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Here at the Long Eaton School, we work with local universities on two different routes into teaching:


This traditional route into teaching provides university study time along with practical placements in schools. At Long Eaton, we host trainees from several universities with PGCE placements, including The University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and Loughborough University.

School Direct:

School Direct is a fast growing route into teaching. It typically suits people who are keen to spend the maximum time in the classroom during their training year and feel part of the school community. The Long Eaton Alliance works in partnership with the University of Derby to deliver a first class school-based route in to Secondary teaching. We offer opportunities to train across a range of subject areas. You will be trained in a highly supportive and aspirational environment and will develop the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for the delivery of creative, purposeful and challenging teaching and learning.

School Experience:

Applications to teacher training require some prior school experience. We are able to support some requests in this area. Please contact in the first instance.