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School Direct Teacher Training

Ashmount & Encompass Alliance 

School Direct Training Places Available for 2015/16 

After successfully filling the initial allocation of initial teacher training places for 2015/16 we have been awarded an additional nine training places.  If you are interested in training to become a primary teacher please see the below leaflet or contact Nicky Drew on 01509 632910 or email nickydrew@ashmount.leics.sch.uk 


School Direct Information leaflet

Who are we?

Loughborough based Ashmount & Encompass Alliance is a School Direct ITT partnership working with The University of Derby to train high quality primary teachers. Ashmount School is our lead school and is designated as a national teaching school. The partnership is built on the foundations established by Loughborough Encompass Partnership’s Graduate Teacher Programme which was established over a decade ago to contribute to the teaching workforce in Loughborough.  It has a strong track record in terms of DfE data in the employability of its trainees – its statistics are amongst the best in the sector. Many former trainees now work as mentors with our current trainees.  
Ashmount & Encompass Alliance is guided in its work by a strategic management committee comprising headteachers with extensive ITT experience. The original mission statement for  Loughborough Encompass Partnership  was ‘To train high quality primary phase teachers by recruiting the highest quality candidates available enabling them to achieve their full potential as newly trained teachers through training involving high quality partnership schools and a high quality central training  based programme all under the active management of a committed provider...’ The currency of that aspiration remains as the partnership seeks to move forward through the School Direct scheme.
What the Alliance Offers:

  • established expertise in training successful primary teachers;
  • a strong personal tutoring system;
  • the benefits of a small tightly led and administered organisation;
  • academic and professional education and training from an outstanding university provider;
  • access to a range of good and outstanding  schools with extensive ITT experience in the East Midlands;
  • placements in two contrasting contexts;
  • placements in Special Schools;
  •  the opportunity to gain academic awards – QTS, PGCE and 60 M level credits.



Links to our HEI Partner


University of Derby