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Welcome to

The Rutland

Learning Trust

Initial Teacher Training

Welcome to Teacher Training with RLT

The Rutland Learning Trust are delighted to continue to run Primary School Direct training opportunities in partnership with Nottingham Trent University. We have been part of the successful programme for the several years now. 


Our academy trust brings together 11 schools, across the counties of Rutland and Northamptonshire, to give trainee teachers an opportunity to train in a wide range of schools. Our Trust brings together a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise at all levels including those of National Leaders of Education. We are committed to our team and therefore offer a wide range of Professional Development training to support our staff. We deliver a range of high-quality professional development courses for teachers at all career stages. We work in close partnership with Nottingham Trent University to significantly increase the number of ITT places in the region through our successful School Direct scheme. Within our trust we have appointed a strong team of Specialist Leaders in Education and Lead Practitioners who work in partnership with all of our schools.


At The Rutland Learning Trust we are developing a culture of action research, so that educational change is closely linked to evidence on the ground and this is written through all of the work we do.

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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 Trust 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 Subject knowledge enhancement: an introduction - GOV.UK ( 


Partnership with Nottingham Trent University

RLT 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 Home | Nottingham Trent University

Frequently Asked Questions

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