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Teacher Training

Welcome to John Ferneley College's Teacher Training Page!

This page will tell you how you can train to teach with us, including information on:

  • Routes into teaching
  • Why you should train with us
  • Recruitment events
  • School Experience Programme
Why train with us?

We are a fast-growing, highly successful 11-16 college, set in Melton Mowbray. Part of the Mowbray Education Trust, there are many opportunities for you not only to train with us, but to begin an exciting career!

Routes into Teaching

We work with a series of different providers which include; the University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University and University of Nottingham to support the PGCE programme and the School Direct route into teaching. In addition, we also work with EMTTP and Rushey Mead to support the SCITT and School Direct programme.

To find out more about the different routes into teaching, please click the links below:

We support trainees in a wide range of subjects including:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Computer Science
  • Design and Technology
  • Business Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Languages
  • Art
  • Music
  • Drama
  • PE

The national roll-out of the Early Career Framework started this year, which means ECTs (previously NQTs) are entitled to a two-year induction period which is underpinned by the Early Career Framework. This means, as an ECT, you will have access to a structured programme of support and training. We are currently using the Ambition programme. To find out more, please click here.

If you choose to train with us, you will receive top-quality training in a school environment. At the end of the year, if successful, you will receive Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and be fully qualified to teach!

What can we offer you?

At John Ferneley College, we want to look after you and make you never want to leave! In addition to high-quality training, we offer all teachers:

Career Development Pathways

As soon as you start training with us, we will ensure your career pathway is mapped out. So whether you want to continue studying for a Masters or aspire to be in a leadership role, we will provide you with the support and training to get you there!

Well-Being Programme

Our highly rated well-being programme includes opportunities to take part in:

  • Staff social events
  • Sports competitions
  • Yoga and mindfulness programme

Many people believe teaching is unfeasible as a result of workload. At John Ferneley, we have adopted much of our practice to ensure you only ever carry out tasks which directly impact on students. This begins in your training year!

Staff Benefits Scheme

As part of the Mowbray Education Trust, we offer all employees a huge number of perks, including:

  • Discounted computer equipment and the latest technology
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts in over 100 high street stores nationwide
Recruitment Events

Recruitment event information will be available here soon!

During the event, you will discover the vision of the college, receive a tour of our outstanding facilities, find out more about the School Direct route to teaching and discuss signing up to one of our School Experience Programmes.

School Experience Programme

We run this programme so you can experience what it would be like to work at John Ferneley. We work around you, so if you want to experience a day, a week or a month, we will be able to support you. We can also offer travel expenses to assist with you getting here!

Contact Us

If you would like to find out more about our teacher training or to sign up to one of our recruitment events, please email: [email protected]

You can also call 01664 565901 and ask to speak Holly Polley, Initial Teacher Training Coordinator.