Initial Teacher Training

Supporting You.


How We Support You.

  • Our dedicated Primary Lead, Simon and Secondary Lead, Scott, are there to support you every step of the way from application and interview and throughout the programme.
  • You’ll have an in-school Mentor who will meet with you weekly, selected by the school. They will support, guide, model, and provide feedback throughout the programme.
  • An Educate Link Tutor will visit you in school five times over the year, providing further guidance, support and feedback.
  • You will also receive academic support from Leeds Beckett University and can take full advantage of their facilities and services.
  • We have a dedicated Online Platform, specifically designed for Educate where you can access training materials, set targets, and reflect on your development.
  • You and your mentor will also receive a Weekly Bulletin linking you to training that has taken place that week, reminding you of what is coming up the next week, important deadlines and keeping you on track.
  • We’re paid members of NASBTT, the National Association of School-Based Trainers and all of our trainees have free access to a wealth of support, resources, and subject knowledge training from leading experts for both trainees and their mentors.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Educate recognises our duties under the Equality Act (2010) and welcomes applications from all groups within society, backgrounds, and experiences. As a provider of Initial Teacher Training, we have a responsibility to ensure positive attitudes towards diversity both for the teacher workforce, and for the young people our trainees will come into contact with over their career.


We understand the value of a diverse culture and are open in our recruitment process and policy; no candidate shall receive positive or prejudicial treatment due to race, ethnic origin, disability, religion/ belief, gender, sexuality, or age. Educate are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion, promoting, and celebrating a diverse and inclusive teacher workforce. We aim to provide a safe space for all trainee teachers to discuss their experiences and strive to educate ourselves to improve awareness of the nine protected characteristics.

Decision making will be based solely on our responsibility to the DfE eligibility criteria and the applicants’ merits.

Please see our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion policy here



We are member of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA) which runs an independent scheme to review student complaints.



We take safeguarding extremely seriously. Training to teach is a role exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). All of our Trainees must have an Enhanced DBS and join the Update Service prior to course commencement and are trained in Safeguarding policies by both Educate and their placement school.  View our Safeguarding policy.


We are committed to GDPR. Trainees must be compliant with their placement schools GDPR policy. Educate is committed to keeping your information secure and managing it in accordance with our legal responsibilities under The Data Protection Act (2018) which is the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Under data protection law, individuals have a right to be informed about how organisations use any personal data that they hold about them. We comply with this right by providing privacy notices to individuals where we are processing their personal data. View our GDPR policy.

Recruitment and Selection.

Educate recognises the importance of a rigorous recruitment process to secure sufficient high-quality applicants onto our teacher training programmes. We are committed to ensuring that the recruitment and selection of trainees is a fair and effective process. Each procedure will meet the requirements of the Secretary of State’s ITT criteria and shall align with Safer Recruiting and Safeguarding best practice.

As per Keeping Children Safe in Education (2023) an online check will take place by a member of Educate Senior Leadership Team prior to interview. We will only search for information in the public domain.

KCSiE (2023) Section 221. In addition, as part of the shortlisting process schools and colleges should consider carrying out an online search as part of their due diligence on the shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the school or college might want to explore with the applicant at interview. Schools and colleges should inform shortlisted candidates that online searches may be done as part of due diligence checks. See Part two – Legislation and the Law for information on data protection and UK GDPR.

Please see our Recruitment and Selection policy here.

Our Mission

Unlocking Opportunity

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The Educate Group
Unit 5, Blackwood Business Park
Ash Road South
Wrexham Industrial Estate
LL13 9UG

Educate Group Initial Teacher Training,
1st Floor, Aldford House,
Bell Meadow Business Park,
Park Lane,