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School Direct

We are delighted that you are considering training to teach secondary-aged students with the North Charnwood Learning Partnership (NCLP). Ashmount School is the lead school in the NCLP and school based training mainly takes place in Loughborough and the surrounding area.

School Direct is an innovative training programme open to enthusiastic, high quality graduates or professionals who want to be part of a school team from day one whilst working alongside outstanding practitioners. You may be eligible for a bursary of up to £30,000 to support you while you train, depending on your degree classification and the course you're applying for. Visit the National College for Teaching and Leadership website for more details.

We are passionate about teacher training and at the centre of our programme is a commitment to providing the best possible education for our pupils. We work in partnership with 8 local schools and the Universities of Leicester and Loughborough, to ensure the highest quality training programme.

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"The most important part of your PGCE year is the support you get and Claire and Charlotte at NCLP will pass it on in spades. Talk to people, ask advice, tell people how you really feel - and the support you need will be there"

Abbie Hyman - (English Trainee)

"Since NCLP became involved in School Direct, I have always been impressed by the commitment, professionalism and support the team at NCLP have shown for their student teachers from the minute they receive an application to the first post within the profession" - University of Leicester