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Initial Teacher Training

The King Edward’s Consortium is a well-established group of 20 excellent – and very varied – schools in the Birmingham area. The mixture of comprehensive, selective, mixed, single-sex, 11-16 and 11-18 schools in the partnership is a key strength.

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The headteachers of our 20 schools are very proud of our outstanding track record in recruiting and training high-flyers for a successful career in teaching. A typical KEC trainee will be knowledgeable and passionate about their subject and have a clear commitment to a career in teaching. We always aim to recruit trainees who have the potential to become outstanding teachers – and future leaders – in one of our Consortium schools. Our trainees make a positive difference to the pupils they work with from the very start of the programme and our graduates are highly sought-after for employment once they qualify.

We are rated number one of all School-Centred Initial Teacher Training providers in the country in The Good Teacher Training Guide 2017. We are also praised for being a ‘stand out performer’ in this and previous Good Teacher Training Guides.

This is because our trainees are exceptionally well-qualified and because we have a 100% employment rate. In addition, new teachers who have trained with us rate their training very positively in the annual National College for Teaching & Leadership survey.

We were graded outstanding by Ofsted in our November 2012 inspection.

Louise Leigh

Director of Initial Teacher Training