Secondary School-Based PGCE Programme
We are accepting Applications for Teacher Training for 2024 entry.
About our training programme
Which schools are involved?
Placements will be at our partnership secondary schools. See our Alliance Partners page for a full list of secondary schools and links to their websites.
What subjects do we offer
Subjects with the University of Derby route:
Art & Design | Biology | Business Studies | Chemistry | Computing | Design & Technology | Drama |. English | Film/Media Studies | Geography | History | Mathematics | Modern Languages | Music | Physical Education [ Physical Education with SEND | Physics | Psychology | Religious Studies | Social Sciences
Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses
We would usually expect that your degree would cover at least 50% of the subject you are looking to teach. However, if this is not the case and you are considering teaching maths, physics, languages, biology, chemistry, computing, English, geography or design and technology don't hold back from applying as you may be able to build up your subject knowledge with an SKE course. If we feel you have the right qualities to become a teacher, but need to acquire more subject knowledge first, we may offer you a conditional place upon you completing a SKE course. See the Get Into Teaching website for more information about SKEs or contact our Secondary Programme Manager at FWITT@forestway.leics.sch.uk
How to apply
Search for teacher training places through the Find Teacher Training website Find Teacher Training (www.gov.uk/find-postgraduate-teacher-training-courses)
Search for 'Forest Way Initial Teacher Training (accredited by the University of Derby)' Postcode LE67 4UU.
APPLY for teacher training places through the Apply for Teacher Training website Apply for Teacher Training
With Forest Way Alliance you can go from Beginning Teacer to Early Career Teacher and right through to headship. Many of our Beginning Teachers have found employment with one of our Alliance Schools and we look forward to working with them again as an Early Career Teacher.
Early Career Framework (Years 1 and 2) - For Early Career Teachers employed at Alliance schools
As part of the Leicestershire & Rutland Teaching School Hub, schools within the Alliance can access a two year programme of DFE funded support for
Early Career Teachers with the Ambition Institute
Forest Way Alliance provides a well established, high quality professional development programme for teachers, providing training and network groups and through the LRTS Hub also offer National Professional Qualifications all the way through to Headship.