Earlier this month, aspiring teachers from across Derbyshire attended a special ‘Train to Teach’ event at Landau Forte College.
The event was part of the Train to Teach roadshow run by the Department for Education and was open to both professionals who would like to know more about a move into teaching as well as current university students and recent graduates. Would-be teachers were able to get support and advice as they take their first steps into careers in teaching and speak to local providers of teacher training.
Landau Forte College Derby is leading the way in promoting careers in teaching in the region. As well as hosting events such as this, the College is also a SCITT (School-Centred Initial Teacher Training) provider – giving trainee teachers the opportunity to gain ‘on the job’ experience of teaching from the start of their course programme.
In the 2017 Ofsted report, inspectors said that the academy’s SCITT programme provides its trainees with ‘high quality bespoke training’. They praised the programme’s leadership, standards of professionalism and ethos that ‘all pupils, including the most disadvantaged, should achieve highly’.
Carly Simmonds, an attendee at the Train to Teach event, said:
‘I have been interested in training to become a teacher for a few years. It has been great to get to talk to providers and experts who can advise me on teaching in Derby and the best route to take’
Tracy Fazekas, Landau Forte College SCITT, said:
“It was fantastic to see so many people at our academy enthusiastic about beginning a rewarding career in teaching. For our staff it is an opportunity to share what they’ve learnt, give practical advice and help inspire the next generation of teachers.”
If you would like to learn more about Landau Forte College Derby’s SCITT training, please email SCITT@landau-forte.org.uk or visit the website www.lfcpd.org.uk for more information.