Why train with us?

The Joseph Whitaker School, rated ‘Good with outstanding features’ by OFSTED, has worked in partnership with the University of Nottingham, a Russell Group institution that is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for many years. All trainees who successfully complete the School Direct course with us will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status and will gain a PGCE with masters level credits.  The School and University has a long history of Initial Teacher Education and we have worked together closely to develop a high quality programme based on experience, excellent Quality Assurance and a commitment to a high level of support for trainees.

All of our School Direct Trainees for the last 2 years gained QTS and are currently working in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire schools.