Teacher Training, School Direct Places
We are pleased to announce we are currently offering Primary School Direct Places in collaboration with Derby University for the 2023/24 academic year.
All applications are through Apply for teacher training – To apply - click here. The system is currently live.
Please see below for further information about School Direct places.
We offer enhanced Teacher Training for professional studies, building inclusive practitioners, skilled in Special Educational Needs, behaviour for learning and closing the achievement gap, harnessing expertise from our strategic partners.
From the first day of term you will be fully immersed in school life and hit the ground running, attending staff meetings and development days. You will be mentored by an experienced teacher.
You will spend most of your school year in one host school, gradually increasing the amount of time spent in the role of a teacher. The course also involves placements in other schools.
There are no formal examinations however there will be regular assessments in your Teaching practivce and University modules.
Our mentors are good and outstanding teachers who will support you throughout your learning.
Why Train with us?
Alfreton Nursery ITT provides opportunities for working in both urban and rural settings, within diverse communities. Our specialisms include Early Years, KS1, KS2 and strong links with SEND settings.
Alfreton Nursery School has been consistently outstanding for over 22 years and was accredited as a National Teaching School in September 2015 in recognition of its hard work and collective drive to constantly raise standards in school. As all Teaching Schools were de-designated in September 2021, Alfreton Nursery School Initial Teacher Training (ITT) now sits at the heart of Potentia Teaching School Hub as Early Years specialists and we look forward to continuing to offer bespoke programmes for all our future teachers.
Working very closely with Derby University, our students receive a wealth of training and experiences, with insights into other Key phases and specialisms.
The rich opportunities available from working in staff teams within our schools offers you, our Beginning Teachers, the high quality opportunities for the foundations of your teaching career.
We work in partnership with The University of Derby to innovate new ways of inspiring the next generation of teachers. Beginning Teachers have the opportunity to train and study alongside their peers during group sessions based at Derby University and our local Training Hub.
We will inspire you to teach and look forward to hearing more about you.
We work closely with local Teaching School Hubs, in particular Potentia TSH, to ensure smooth transition into your early career.
You have graduated, or will graduate this year from a British University or College of Higher Education with an honours degree.
An entry requirement is to hold at least Grade C in GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science. Other qualifications may be considered for equivalency.
For our primary places, it is recommended candidates have some experience of UK schools / Early Years settings to become familiar with the atmosphere and demands of 3 - 11 year olds.
Candidates need to have a broad-based educational background and be able to read effectively and communicate clearly in standard English.
Trainees completing an Initial Teacher Training Programme must demonstrate the required competencies in the Fundamentals and English and Maths outlined by the Department for Education before Qualified Teacher Status is awarded.
The application process requires candidates to provide the details of two referees. If candidates have studied within the last 5 years, an academic reference must be provided. Ideally, candidates should choose someone who can comment on their character and suitability to enter the teaching profession. The other reference should be a school or employer's reference. Please be aware that if references are not appropriate, they may delay the processing of your application.
What we are looking for?
Schools in our network are seeking to select and train future excellent teachers. We are interested in graduates who; have a moral commitment to ensuring that children they teach achieve academic and personal success that enables them to widen their life chances and to be full members of their communities; seek to reduce inequality in the lives of young people; are passionate about the subject they apply to teach and about the learning of children, themselves and other professionals; bring their own life experiences and wisdom to enrich children's lives whilst being committed to learning from others. Have demonstrated their commitment to young people through voluntary or work experience; are committed to ALL the children in our schools and to teaching in a system that values diversity whilst recognising that for children to benefit from this they need to work hard and intelligently, have excellent communication skills (verbal and non verbal) have resilience and be problem-solvers who take responsibility for their own learning and the learning of others. They need to demonstrate a real passion for teaching, have the ability to form good and effective relationships, have reflective qualities, have an awareness of current issues in education, have energy and a sense of humour.
How we select our trainees
Applications are through the Apply online system.
Remember this will be your opportunity to tell us why you want to teach and why you want learn with us. Make it clear what your beliefs and aspirations are in the personal statement on your application and what experiences you have working with children and how this has impacted on you and your thinking.
If you would like to come to visit Alfreton Nursery School at any time during your application you would be very welcome, please contact us on 01773 520031 or via firstname.lastname@example.org. If you require any further information prior to application, please do get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.