Initial Teacher Training - (ITT)


The Lion Alliance is committed to providing high quality teacher training that  prepares our trainees to successfully inspire children to learn in modern day school settings. Teaching today is something that is challenging; we hold no illusions that the journey is easy, but for many it is vastly rewarding and our aim is to nurture and support those individuals to overcome the challenges and become excellent teaching professionals that love to teach.

We are part of a trainees journey from the start; recruiting, training and developing teachers continuously through a supportive ITT programme that has evolved over the few years into something that we're really proud to deliver. We regularly receive excellent feedback which you can find on our 'Trainee Testimonials' page which highlights just how passionate both we and our trainees are whilst with the Lion Alliance.

We ensure we work closely with 'Our University Partners' to design and deliver an effective ITT programme that is personalised for each of our trainees. During the training year we continually review and reflect on what each of their needs are and how we can best support them in developing their own professional practice. But the help we offer doesn't end there; there are a number of initiatives that we have running not only to aid training and development but also with looking for employment in their first teaching role as an ECT (Early Career Teacher).

If you're interested in becoming a teacher at a Secondary or Primary level, the Lion Alliance is perfectly positioned to help you achieve your goals.

SECONDARY

Being a secondary school teacher is a highly rewarding career. Every day will be different to the next and you'll be working closely with children at an age where they are learning and growing in all areas of their life, not just in the classroom.

Not only will you watch your students mature as they grow up, but you will impact on the who they become as they take their first steps toward adulthood. Your skills, experience and attitude will be key factors in how you develop the young minds of tomorrow.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE REWARDS

- You'll develop rewarding relationships with parents and carers, colleagues and the wider community.
- Make a lasting impact on the lives of young people; especially those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and mental health concerns.
- Colleagues can often become friends for life.
- Opportunities to connect with others and share what makes you special.
- Work in a diverse and fast-paced environment.
- You'll be learning and developing yourself as well as teaching.
- There will be opportunities for career development into mid and senior leadership roles.
- Benefit from a good salary from the start of your career.

PRIMARY

Being a primary school teacher is a highly rewarding career. Every day will be a journey of exploration and you'll be working closely with children at an early age where they are developing their own personalities that will go on to shape how they experience learning in the wider world.

Not only will you watch your students grow, but you will directly impact who they become as they take their initial steps toward higher learning and eventually secondary school education. Your patience, resilience and attitude will be key factors in how you nurture the development of our youngest minds.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE REWARDS

- You'll develop rewarding relationships with parents and carers, colleagues and the wider community.
- Make a lasting impact on the lives of young children; especially those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and mental health concerns.
- Colleagues can often become friends for life.
- Opportunities to connect with others and share what makes you special.
- Work in a diverse and fast-paced environment.
- You'll be learning and developing yourself as well as teaching.
- There will be opportunities for career development into mid and senior leadership roles.
- Benefit from a good salary from the start of your career.