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Initial Teacher Training Update March 2024

Feb 29, 2024

Initial Teaching Training News – March 2024

Recruiting for School Based Teacher Training

Generate is open to applicants for its teacher training programme starting in September 2024.

School-Centred PGCE

We provide Primary 5-11 years, Primary with SEN and Primary 3-7 years routes in schools based within or near to the Warrington area. These are full time study routes with QTS and PGCE (accredited by Liverpool Hope University).

Teacher Appremticeships

We are also able to offer Teaching Assistants a fully funded teacher training programme (subject to your employer’s Apprenticeship Levey and eligibility). On this route you can stay working in your school whilst training.

More details are available here or by contacting our recruitment team on

There are also several other local providers working in our area – listed here – please promote your local providers to any potential applicants.

Local ITT Peer Network 6th March

Generate Teaching Hub facilitates a peer network for local providers of initial teacher training in schools.

This is a participant led to which all phases of training are welcome to this informal advice and support network.

The next session is Wednesday 6th March from 3.30-5pm and the focus will be the new Intensive Teaching and Practice weeks, when we will meet in person at Kingsbridge Training Centre, WN2 5NG. We will also share details on the forthcoming changes to the teacher training year, maths training for mentors and a school participation survey. Our summer meeting will be online.

If you would to know more or attend please contact

Maths Hubs Mentor Training

Local Maths Hubs have collaborated to design Maths Mastery training for mentors of teacher trainees.

To find out more and book please go to this page.

Does Your School Want to Host a Trainee Placement?

As part of our DfE appointed strategic role supporting the teaching workforce from entry to senior leadership, we are seeking to understand how local schools are engaging in supporting teacher training.

If your school has not yet been contacted by our team, please feel free to share your views, approach or expectations of teacher training through this short Google form.

Our team will be in touch in response to your answers or questions. Later in the year we will be able to share more information on how schools in Halton, Warrington and Wigan can, and the benefits of hosting hosting trainees.

ITT Training Is Evolving

From September 2024 the trainee teaching year will see several structural changes.

One significant adaption will be the Intensive Training and Practice (ITaP) weeks. These will be embedded in a trainee’s year and involve closer alignment of training and classroom practice.

Accredited ITT Providers are currently developing models for this new development opportunity and will be engaging their schools in finding suitable locations, redesigning training curriculum and seeking experts to enhance the learning.

The DfE have outlined the rationale and expectations of ITaPs to the development of new teachers here

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