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Initial Teacher Training

Claverdon Primary School is committed to supporting the training of new teachers coming in to the profession.

As the LEAD SCHOOL for the Gateway Alliance, and in partnership with the University of Warwick, we provide placements and training opportunities for those training to teach.

We offer these through the School Direct teacher training programme within our school. School Direct is a school-led initial teacher training (ITT) programme that provides a fantastic experience if you want to train and learn ‘on the job’.

You’ll be part of our school based teaching team from the very start, receiving intensive support from experienced teachers and mentors. You will access an outstanding academic programme of study at the University of Warwick which will support you to understand the theory behind teaching whilst developing and practicing your skills in school.

We can also provide short term experience placements for those considering teaching as a career.

For more information please speak to us in school or visit the Gateway Alliance School Direct Partnership website at: 

Click here to view the Gateway Alliance Website 


teachers that we have trained support the government 'Get Into Teaching' Campaign.

Mr Chris Ridgewell, who trained and taught at Claverdon was interviewed by BBC Coventry & Warks radio and local ITV news.

Please follow the link below to see the TV coverage broadcast on Wednesday 10th January 2018.

ITV News clip - 10/01/18