A LEARNING trust with schools in Ludgershall and Tidworth is launching a new partnership.

The partnership between the Ascend Learning Trust and Teach First will launch in September and provide school-centred initial teacher training offering trainees the opportunity to train alongside national experts and experienced local teachers.

The 12 months of in-house training will work towards trainees gaining their Qualified Teacher Status alongside a PGCE.

The multi-academy trust will also offer placements at its four secondary schools and three primary and early years, working in the classroom and with an onsite mentor.

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Ruth Woodhouse, pedagogy and development lead for Ascend Learning Trust, said: “We are extremely excited to be working as a Teach First Training Partner. By working together, we can develop the future Teachers of Ascend Learning Trust.

“It is an incredible opportunity for anyone who is passionate about teaching and wanting a hands-on approach. If you want to be a part of this, and work alongside ambitious, compassionate, and dedicated people we welcome your application. Our mission is to develop and retain high quality professionals who relentlessly pursue the Ascend vision.

“Together we will foster a culture of compassion and inclusivity with high expectations and standards for all. Where horizons are limitless, and education is unmissable.”

For more information on the partnership, visit the Ascend Learning Trust website ascendlearningtrust.org.uk/ascend-scitt/.