About Us

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The EMTTP has partner schools in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. Based at The West Bridgford School (as the Lead School) in the south of Nottinghamshire we are in close proximity to all East Midland counties and not too far from South Yorkshire and Warwickshire. Our partner schools, and The University of Nottingham, are within easy reach and their locations and links to websites can be found on our 'Partners' page.

As a SCITT provider, the government's initiative to promote School Centred Initial Teacher Training ensures each member of staff you will encounter in the partnership, apart from administrators, will be a practising teacher with a track record of teaching outstanding lessons. Providing an endorsement of this increasingly popular route into Initial Teacher Training, the Good Teacher Training Guide (2015) by the Centre for Education and Employment Research at the University of Buckingham found, when examining training routes, that:

'On NQT ratings all top ten providers of ITT are SCITTs'.

'School-led training received higher ratings from recent trainees and was more likely to be graded outstanding by Ofsted'.

That’s why, if you’re passionate about working within a teaching environment and eager to develop your confidence and understanding as a teacher, a School Centred Initial Teacher Training course is a fantastic choice for you.

School Direct Places are offered in the same model as Provider-led places. They are designed to enable schools to recruit teacher trainees with the hope that once they have achieved Qualified Teacher Status, the newly qualified teacher could potentially be employed within the school or group of schools in which they initially trained.

Of the cohort of trainees who were awarded QTS in July 2017, all of them are in full time employment and many have jobs within our partner schools. This is something we are very proud of. 

We are also extremely proud of our local roots and the collaboration we have within our partnership, including University, Primary, Special and Secondary Schools who have, themselves, strong track records in teacher training.

Thank you for your interest in the EMTTP. We wish you every success in your aspiration to become a teacher.

The East Midlands Teacher Training Partnership team.

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 Ian Fidler  Clive Smith Jenny Duce  Lily Pulfrey  Simon Thompson
 Director EMTTP  Assistant Director-Secondary Assistant Director - Primary  EMTTP Administrator   Assistant Director - Strategic Planning