Your LDP begins at Summer Institute, an intensive five-week immersion into the theory and practice of teaching. Developed in partnership with the UK’s leading teacher training universities, it will give you the skills and knowledge that you need to enter the classroom and begin finding your feet as a teacher.
Participants spend the first four weeks of Summer Institute in the local area where they'll be teaching, whilst week five brings all participants together in one location. During Summer Institute you will experience a variety of sessions, events and activities each designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to begin teaching.
The majority of your training will be delivered by Teach First and our university partners and will focus on curriculum knowledge, education theory and practice, and classroom management. You will also spend time in schools working with pupils, teachers and members of the local community to develop an understanding of local context, observe teaching practice and develop professional relationships with your school mentor and university tutors.
It is also the first time the whole cohort will be in one place, and gives an excellent opportunity to meet your fellow participants and begin to build a supportive and sustaining network of likeminded individuals. Summer Institute is a lot of fun and a lot of hard work; places where lasting friendships are made and where you will lay the foundations for your leadership development journey.