South East Learning Alliance

Teacher training in the South East of London and Surrey

We work with schools across South East London and Surrey, offering the best opportunities in teacher training.

Thank you for taking an interest in the South East Learning Alliance Initial Teacher training programme. We have run teacher development programmes since September 2014 and it is proving to be an exciting experience for all involved. Our Alliance is coordinated through Riddlesdown Collegiate in Purley, Surrey, which is part of The Collegiate Trust.

We are an innovative partnership, which is continually developing its approaches to training and pedagogy. We invest greatly in the professional development of all our staff and those who choose to train alongside us.

The South East Learning Alliance is a relatively small alliance, but we pride ourselves on ensuring personal and bespoke training opportunities for all our trainees, which is reflected in the excellent success and retention rates we have achieved over the last nine years. Our size has added to our ability to provide a full and comprehensive range of support and ensures a variety of opportunities to work across a wide plethora of demographics and institutions. Ensuring our trainees receive the right support; in the most appropriate setting possible, is at the forefront of our ethos.

The Initial Teacher Training packages offered by the South East Learning Alliance allow prospective teachers to gain an opportunity to train in a dynamic educational setting located across fourteen highly different, but successful schools in the Croydon and Crawley areas. The Alliance comprises seven comprehensive secondary schools and seven primary schools, all of whom are working in partnership to help produce high quality and well- trained teachers of the future.

    • Trainees spend approximately 80% of their training in schools; across two diverse placements ensuring our teachers graduate with the confidence to teach in any educational setting.
    • The remaining 20% is spent at University; embarking on an academically rigorous study of pedagogy and education, which is assessed through the completion of written assignments.
    • In addition to the written assignments; trainees will also be assessed on their classroom practice; their ability to meet the Teaching Standards; their interactions with students and ability to plan and deliver high quality lessons.

The in-school training students receive is complemented by the accredited provider, where the learning is subject-specific and helps to fully prepare students for delivery of the National Curriculum. All of the training that students engage with is aligned with the Core Content Framework, ensuring a smooth transition into being an Early Careers Teacher following the Early Career Framework.

Teacher Training Courses – The Facts

Teacher Training Courses – The Facts

Teacher Training Courses – The Facts