About Us

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The East Midlands Teaching Training Partnership is a SCITT provider for aspiring teachers and also enables current teachers to develop through further qualifications and CPD courses. We have partner schools across the East Midlands, including Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. Based at The West Bridgford School (the Lead School) in the south of Nottinghamshire, we are in close proximity to all East Midland counties and not too far from South Yorkshire and Warwickshire. Our partner schools, and The University of Nottingham, are within easy reach. Further information on locations and school websites can be found on our ‘Partners’ Page.

Our CPD provision includes the chance to undertake the National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) and the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL). We work in close partnership with Ambition School Leadership, Equals Trust, Two Counties Trust, The White Hills Park Federation Trust and the East Midlands Education Trust to provide high quality professional development opportunities to a range of teaching staff at different stages of their career. Further information can be found on the ‘Teacher CPD’ tab to the left.

We are also a well-established SCITT provider with opportunities to train in primary and secondary phases. In our most recent Ofsted visit, we were praised for our ‘compellingly strong partnership ethos’ and ‘high-quality training.’ On completing training through our SCITT, teachers are awarded qualified teacher status (QTS) and a post-graduate certificate in education (PGCE) awarded by the University of Nottingham.

The government's initiative to promote School Centred Initial Teacher Training ensures each member of staff a trainee encounters in the partnership, apart from administrators, will be a practising teacher with a track record of teaching outstanding lessons. 

‘Trainees are extraordinarily positive about the role their mentors play’ Ofsted EMTTP visit (May 2018)

Providing an endorsement of this increasingly popular route into Initial Teacher Training, the Good Teacher Training Guide (2017) by the Centre for Education and Employment Research at the University of Buckingham found, when examining training routes, that:

‘Teachers trained in schools are more likely to become teachers than those trained in universities.’   

'School-led training received higher ratings from recent trainees and was more likely to be graded outstanding by Ofsted'.

That’s why, if you’re passionate about working within a teaching environment and eager to develop your confidence and understanding as a teacher, a School Centred Initial Teacher Training course is a fantastic choice for you.

School Direct Places are offered in the same model as Provider-led places. They are designed to enable schools to recruit teacher trainees with the hope that once they have achieved Qualified Teacher Status, the newly qualified teacher could potentially be employed within the school or group of schools in which they initially trained.

Of the cohort of trainees who were awarded QTS in July 2017, all of them are in full time employment and many have jobs within our partner schools. This is something we are very proud of. 

We are also extremely proud of our local roots and the collaboration we have within our partnership, including University, Primary, Special and Secondary Schools who have, themselves, strong track records in teacher training.


Thank you for your interest in the EMTTP. We wish you every success in your aspiration to become a teacher or to further develop your practice. The East Midlands Teacher Training Partnership team.

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 Ian Fidler  Clive Smith Jenny Duce  Lily Pulfrey  Simon Thompson
 Director EMTTP  Assistant Director-Secondary Assistant Director - Primary  EMTTP Administrator   Assistant Director - Strategic Planning