Teaching School

Even though schools are closed due to Coronavirus, Teaching school is still open and recruiting for trainees for Autumn 2020 start.

Welcome to TLET Teaching School at Ashlawn School

“We launched in 2014, TLET Teaching School is the professional development centre for schools, academies and trusts in the Midlands. Our purpose is to provide high quality training, support and induction for the teaching profession and our specialism lies with Initial Teacher Training.”
Angela Greenway, Head of Teaching School.

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School Experience Programme (SEP)

We offer School Experience Programme, which will enable you to gain school experience. You can observe lessons, ask questions, understand how experienced teachers plan and assess learning, and discuss different approaches to helping young people make progress.
The School Experience Programme is popular with those who have decided that they would like to undertake initial teacher training but would like to get some first-hand experience before they begin their course.

To discuss how we may be able to help please contact dixonl@ashlawn.org.uk

School Direct

School Direct courses last a year and result in qualified teacher status (QTS) – most also award you a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) and/or Master’s-level credits in partnership with a university. You’ll train in at least two schools within our school partnership network across Coventry, Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, getting the chance to learn ‘on the job’. You will receive intensive support from experienced teachers and mentors while teaching classes. Our School Direct trainees often secure a full time permanent teaching role within our school partnership network.
To discuss how we may be able to help please contact greenwaya@ashlawn.org.uk

Bursaries and scholarships

A scholarship award of £28,000 is available in physics, chemistry, computing, maths and languages and £17,000 in secondary geography. Alternatively, physics, mathematics, chemistry, computing, languages, and biology will attract a bursary of £26,000 if the trainee has a 2:2 degree or above. Bursaries of between £9,000 and £15,000 are also available for English, design and technology, geography, history, RE, music and art depending on the trainees’ subject and degree classification.

School to School Support

The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) provides grants for teaching schools and National Leaders of Education (NLEs), to support school improvement by working with underperforming maintained schools and academies. Typically schools who are in receipt of this funding be a maintained school judged by Ofsted as requires improvement or an academy judged as requires improvement or inadequate.

“…we are leading an initiative through the Strategic School Improving Fund with 8 Warwickshire schools in delivering a bespoke student reading scheme…”

As a Teaching School and National Support School, we have supported a number of local primary and secondary schools with specific areas for improvement, such as raising standards, reducing performance variation, innovations in leading learning, system leadership development and strategic planning.

We are Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) who have a proven track record in supporting Senior and Middle Leaders to facilitate school improvement, whose expertise may be suitable.

To discuss how we may be able to help your school please contact greenwaya@ashlawn.org.uk

Teaching Professional Development (CPD)

Effective training and professional development is at the heart of school and career improvement. With changing contexts, qualifications, standards and expectations comes the requirement to do things differently. Professional development to individual staff is often a pre-cursor to developing high performing teams.

“We have a range of CPD opportunies for all…”

We have a range of CPD opportunies for all, whether you are a trainee teacher, NQT, a teacher wanting to improve in the classroom, a subject leader requiring team training or an experienced middle leader looking to develop senior whole-school leadership.

We offer a series of free after school CPD sessions which are open to all colleagues from within and beyond our partnership.