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About Us


Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training (ILTT) is an Ofsted rated 'Outstanding' School Centred Initial Teacher Training provider (SCITT) located in the heart of the East Midlands. ILTT supports and accredits the delivery of School Direct provision and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) across Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.


ILTT are determined that the Initial Teacher Training programme delivered has children at the heart it.

Every child deserves an outstanding education and this begins with an outstanding teacher. ILTT strives to provide the highest quality training and development experiences for all our trainees in order to provide those outstanding, child-centred teachers and leaders of the future.


School Direct provision involves trainees spending a larger proportion of their time learning the craft ‘on the job’ with the support of some of the best teachers in the country. ILTT currently has two Outstanding Teaching School Alliances as partners of our school direct provision: Affinity TSA based at Kibworth CE Primary School in Leicestershire and Candleby Lane TSA based at Cotgrave Candleby Lane in Nottinghamshire. Both Teaching Schools have a wider partnership of over 100 Primary Schools across Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire where you could be placed for your teacher training year.


Each Teaching School has a number of partner schools spread across the East Midlands ranging from Mansfield down to Market Harborough. To find out more please click on our partnership page.


ILTT also works very closely with two ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ Universities - The University of Leicester and Nottingham Trent University - to help deliver a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) in order to ensure trainees leave us with a deeper level of understanding and 60 Masters credits to use in the future. As a trainee of either school direct partner you will be able to choose with University you go to in order to allow further flexibility to your course. To find out more please click on out partnership page.

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    "It was such an amazing and unforgettable year in my life. The training we received was challenging and really stretched me as an individual, setting me up exceptionally well for my first year in teaching. I’ve met other NQTs who didn’t train with Inspiring Leaders and believe I was given an excellent head start in my career."

    Tom O'Hare // Former ILTT Trainee

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    "Leadership and management of the partnership is outstanding. In the two years of operation, it has secured outstanding outcomes for trainees. The SCITT director and the professional tutors are highly skilled, dedicated and relentless in their pursuit of excellence."

    Ofsted // November 2017

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    "Provision is regularly scrutinised and SCITT leadership is vigorously held to account to ensure the very best outcomes for trainees."

    Ofsted // November 2017