Initial Teacher Training – Pathways to Engagement

Engaging in initial teacher training (ITT) is vital, as it directly influences the quality of education provided to students and the overall success of schools – but there are so many other benefits for schools, leaders, teachers and pupils. 

By actively participating in ITT, schools can ensure that they are developing skilled and passionate educators who are well-equipped to meet the diverse needs of their students. Leaders taking an active role in ITT can cultivate a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within their school community while also contributing to the broader education sector by sharing best practices, collaborating with other schools and settings, and driving positive change in teacher training standards.  

Overcoming Barriers 

We know that schools recognise the benefits to ITT, but are sometimes challenged with barriers – from budgets to capacity. As a result, we’ve been looking holistically at the different ways schools can play their part in ITT and benefit from the process. 

How can schools get involved? 

Saffron Teaching School Hub is running two online briefings to explore the range of ways your school can be involved in Initial Teacher Training – from hosting interview days to offering placements or providing expertise to support specialist training and development.

Join us on one of the following dates to find out more about how you can get involved in ITT:

Morning Briefing – Thursday 25 April, 08:30-09:00

Afternoon Briefing – Monday 29 April, 15:45-16:15 

To sign up to one of our online briefings, register here:

Further support for schools

More information for schools interested in engaging in ITT is available on our Support for Schools page.