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Thomas Estley Learning Alliance

Accredited as a National Teaching School in 2013, we have built on our existing menu of teacher training courses to offer extensive initial and further teacher training within our local alliance and across Leicestershire, run in collaboration with education, community, university partners.

Our Achieve with TELA School Direct PGCE offers accredited initial teacher training in Primary and Secondary in partnership with the University of Leicester, University of Warwick and Loughborough University. Our School Experience placements offer a variety of volunteer experience targeted at those wishing to enter the education profession.

Our TELA CPD offer incorporates continual professional development for newly qualified teachers and recently qualified teachers through the full range of middle leaders at primary and secondary to Heads and Senior Leaders conferences and networks. As well as twilight workshops and whole day events, shadowing and support placements form part of the programme. TELA are now one of only 44 nationally accredited providers of NPQs.

Are you interested in Initial Teacher Training? Or do you know someone who is graduating soon that might be interested in applying for Initial Teacher Training?

The Thomas Estley Learning Alliance (TELA) have School Direct Initial Teacher Training places in Primary and Secondary Schools starting in September 2017 (applications will open in October 2016) across our alliance of schools.

We will be offering:

  • Primary School Direct Initial Teacher Training in partnership with the University of Leicester.
  • Secondary School Direct training places in the following   subjects in partnership with the University of Leicester;     English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, MFL, History, Geography and Social Sciences.
  • PE in partnership with Loughborough University.
  • Drama, D and T and Art and Design in partnership with the University of Warwick.

If you are interested in finding out more about the TELA School Direct Initial Teacher Training for Primary or Secondary, please register your interest in attending one of our Information Evenings by emailing or calling Jo Robotham on 01455 283263 ext. 222