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Teacher Training At eastgate academy



Where can I find more information?

Further details are available on Bishop Grosseteste university website.  All applications for training places are made through the UCAS Teacher Training;  the application cycle usually runs from late autumn through to June. 

The Get Into Teaching website provides a range of support tools and guidance, including eligibility, bursaries and funding, application writing and subject knowledge enhancement (SKE)  opportunities.  If you wish to contact the Eastgate ITT team, please email Linda Hothersall:

We also welcome contact from other schools interested in working with us on our School Direct programme.


Meet the Team!

There are several opportunities to meet the School Direct team.  Eastgate Academy hold information evenings throughout the year.  This provides the opportunity to meet key members of staff involved with School Direct and Initial Teacher Training  (ITT).

Check our website for future events and information evenings.








Teacher Training


Working together to  bring teachers to the  West.




Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
with partner schools

Eastgate Academy works in partnership with Bishop Grosseteste University to offer our School Direct programme for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) across the primary  phases.

This school-led programme enables successful trainees to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and 60 credits towards a masters level qualification. 




How does the programme work?

Trainees are placed in their host school from the start of the year and typically spend six weeks in a second school to ensure a breadth of experience.  Complementing the programme of training sessions at Bishop Grosseteste University, we draw on the expertise and strengths of outstanding classroom teachers, mentors and leadership team members from across the west to support participants through a tailored training programme.

Through our partnership of Outstanding and Good schools we offer training places in a wide range of subjects and phases which change annually based on school demand—check the UCAS Teacher Training website for latest information on availability.

Eastgate Academy is developing both a local and national reputation for being a centre of excellence within teaching and learning and continues to offer a plethora of training opportunities for all staff. 

We are continuing to build on our strong culture where staff see themselves as educators, working in partnership with families and teams of multi professionals.

We work alongside Bishop Grosseteste University (commended in 2015 for being a good provider for all its school-based ITT provision), to deliver our teacher training programme. 

Aspiring teachers on our School Direct programme have the opportunity to work and train within an alliance with diversity at its core. 

This alliance of schools is dedicated to making a difference to the lives of some of the most disadvantaged young people in the area. 

If you are ambitious, enthusiastic and passionate about teaching and working with young people, we want to hear from you!