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Initial Teacher Training

Make a difference and inspire the next generation

Most of us remember a truly inspirational teacher from school who made a real difference to our lives. As a teacher you can use your knowledge and passion for your subject to help children unlock capabilities and talents that they didn’t even know they had. You’ll develop a wide range of transferable skills for yourself in the process, too.

In addition to planning and teaching a range of engaging lessons, you can indulge in your hobbies and interests as part of your work by getting involved in after-school clubs, trips or sport.

A career for the future

As well as job satisfaction, teaching also offers great employment prospects and job security:

  • Nine out of ten newly qualified teachers were employed within six months of completing training

  • Nearly 70% of newly qualified teachers are still in the profession after five years

  • Once you qualify, there are lots of chances for good teachers to climb the career ladder.

A competitive salary and great benefits

You will also earn a competitive salary and have access to a wealth of other benefits – from a generous pension to up to 13 weeks of holiday allowance. So you can look forward to a career that is both personally and financially rewarding.

Financial support while you train

There is plenty of financial support available during your teacher training – depending on the subject you want to teach. You could also access tuition fee and maintenance loans to help support you. Or you could earn a salary while you train on School Direct (salaried) course.

WHAT IS THE DACORUM TEACHING SCHOOL ALLIANCE?

A growing Alliance (currently 13 schools) based around Hemel Hempstead, Tring and Berkhamsted. Our aim as an Alliance is to build upon the excellent collaborative working practice which already exists amongst our schools. Each school houses its own outstanding practice and we work together to share ideas, strategy and provision wider to benefit so many more students. We are committed to investing in the training and development needs of all of our staff to help them achieve their very best. We look forward to the exciting opportunities ahead that this Alliance will provide not only for our schools but also for the new entrants to the profession.