The Rutland Teaching Alliance is a partnership of outstanding providers ranging from Primary Schools through to Higher Education Institutes. Our shared vision is to raise the achievement of all students within Rutland and to respond effectively to the professional needs of staff locally and within the surrounding counties. Our Alliance brings together a wealth of experience and expertise at all levels including those of National Leaders in Education. We are committed to developing and delivering a range of high quality professional development courses for teachers at all career stages. We are working in close partnership with Nottingham Trent University to significantly increase the number of ITT places in the region through our successful School Direct scheme. We have appointed a strong team of Specialist Leaders in Education who work in partnership with schools within Rutland. We are developing a culture of action research, so that educational change is closely linked to evidence on the ground.

The benefits of being an RTA trainee

School Direct is a unique route into teacher training. It is designed to ensure that trainees spend the maximum amount of time in the classroom developing the key skills required. The Alliance will provide a tailored Professional Development course throughout the year, in addition to the training received at the university.

School Direct Route

  • Working alongside outstanding teachers in an environment where students want to learn and facilities are fit for purpose.
  • Being mentored by experienced colleagues.
  • Qualifying with a PGCE from Nottingham Trent University, recognised by Ofsted as an Outstanding provider of Teacher Training.
  • Opportunities to observe and take part in cross-phase teaching within our partner schools.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

If you are an applicant to an initial teacher training (ITT) course and need to improve your existing knowledge in maths, physics, chemistry, computing, design and technology or a language, please visit their website by clicking here.

Partnership with Nottingham Trent University

RTA is working in partnership with the Nottingham Trent University, recognised as an Outstanding provider of Initial Teacher Training. Together we offer School Direct applicants the opportunity to qualify with the internationally recognised PGCE. All trainees will spend one day a week at the university working with experienced tutors and trainees from around the area. This will be the time to learn more deeply about philosophies linked to education and key pedagogy. For further details about Nottingham please visit their website by clicking here.