Initial Teacher Training

In collaboration with 14 partner schools and 2 universities, we hope to offer up to 73 training places in 2019/20.

Why train with us?

The President Kennedy Teaching School Alliance is committed to recruiting and training enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about becoming outstanding teachers. We recruit trainees in partnership with our strategic partners, The University of Warwick and The University of Worcester.  Our Initial Teacher Training provision was identified as ‘Outstanding’ by Warwick University in 2017 and our ITT Director, Aidan Jenkins, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship within the Centre for Teacher Education at Warwick in recognition of his partnership work over a number of years.

During your training you will have specialist help from our Professional and Subject Mentors and develop your practical skills in the classroom, whilst gaining a theoretical understanding of the education profession and the process of learning.  At the end of your training you will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and be designated as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT).  You will also be awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and 60 Masters credits. 

President Kennedy Teaching School Alliance seeks to 'Build Brighter Futures Together'.                                                Our values are based on the core principles of 'Students First; No Barriers; It's About Learning'.  We believe in recruiting outstanding individuals who have the ability to become exceptional teachers.  Within the alliance there are a range of schools in diverse contexts, including OFSTED 'Outstanding Providers', a 'World Class School' and another that has been awarded 'Transforming' status by the SSAT within the Framework for Exceptional Education.

 We have outstanding teachers working every day with students and colleagues in learning communities.  Schools within the President Kennedy Teaching School Alliance are committed to Initial Teacher Training and to the career development of all trainees, through a planned and coherent high-quality Continuing Professional Development and Learning programme that supports the personal and professional development of teachers.