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Schools Direct Training

Launde Primary School is the lead school for the OLP School Direct route that provides trainees with invaluable classroom experiences to equip them with the skills and knowledge to become effective and confident primary teachers.

The OLP alliance works in very close partnership with the Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT, an Outstanding ITT provider, in the design of this School Direct programme. All School Direct trainees on this route will benefit from following the full training programme of the SCITT. All school placements will be in partner schools of the SCITT and at least one of those will be in one of the OLP schools. Across the Teaching School Alliance, we have a wide variety of different schools, enabling trainees to experience a wide range of different contexts, ensuring that all trainees are well prepared for their future career.

School Direct is a route to train teachers that follows the SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) philosophy of putting schools at the heart of the ITT process. OLP is delighted to be working in partnership with Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT and the University of Leicester and University of Leicester, for our Primary and Early Primary Training to provide all trainees with QTS status and PGCE accreditation.