A Hampshire multi-academy trust has collaborated with educational organisations across the south east to launch a school-led, initial teacher training (ITT) programme for aspiring teachers.
The Department for Education accredited ‘Inspiring Future Teachers’ programme will support and develop trainees to ensure they have the skills and knowledge to help all students thrive.
The IFT programme has been developed with the support of research schools, curriculum hubs, existing teacher training providers and multi academy trusts across the country. The programme will be delivered through established teaching training hubs.
‘Inspiring Future Teachers’ launched in March 2023 and offers school-based training at both primary and secondary level. The programme has received over 300 applications since opening in October 2023.
HISP multi-academy trust based in Chandler’s Ford has worked in partnership with educational organisations across the UK to develop their new ITT curriculum, including;
- GLF Schools in Surrey
- Bohunt Education Trust
- South Downs SCITT
- GLF, HISP, Wandle and London South Teaching School Hubs
- Whole school SEND
- Durrington Research School
- Computing and Maths curriculum hubs and the Science Learning Partnership
- Worthing High Behaviour Hub
- University of Brighton
The programme’s curriculum has been trialled this year by HISP Multi Academy Trust and GLF Schools ready for successful applicants to begin the programme in 2024.
Director of Inspiring Future Teachers Helen Shaw said the teacher training programme opens many doors for aspiring teachers across the South East.
“We’ve collaborated with a number of educational organisations who share our vision and commitment to delivering high-quality education to the children within our communities.
The programme delivers all aspects of the Initial Teacher Training Core Content Framework enabling trainee teachers to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and is underpinned by a network of support that nourishes the teachers long after they have finished their post-graduate certificates.”
“Inspiring Future Teachers is more than a training programme. It is a family of teachers, educational leaders and professionals that will change the lives of pupils across the UK.”
Trainee teachers can find out more about how to apply to ‘Inspiring Future Teachers’ via its website: https://www.inspiringfutureteachers.org/
HISP multi-academy trust works with schools across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Find out more about the work it does on its website www.hispmat.org