Thomas Estley Community College


Accredited as a National Teaching School in 2013, we have built on our existing menu of teacher training courses to offer extensive initial and further teacher training within our local alliance and across Leicestershire, run in collaboration with education, community, university partners.

Our Achieve with TELA School Direct PGCE offers accredited initial teacher training in Primary and Secondary in partnership with the University of Leicester, University of Warwick and Loughborough University. Our School Experience placements offer a variety of volunteer experience targeted at those wishing to enter the education profession.

Our TELA CPD offer incorporates continual professional development for newly qualified teachers and recently qualified teachers through the full range of middle leaders at primary and secondary to Heads and Senior Leaders conferences and networks. As well as twilight workshops and whole day events, shadowing and support placements form part of the programme. TELA are now one of only 44 nationally accredited providers of NPQs.

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Thomas Estley facilities support a variety of adult learning opportunities in addition to the Thomas Estley Learning Alliance initial and further teacher training courses and events. These include affiliated groups (privately run), and a variety of regular clubs. We also host accredited courses run by Stephenson College. See ‘Adult Learning at Thomas Estley’ page for further detail.

Our facilities can be booked for other training courses.

E-mail or ring our training hotline 01455 283263 extension 3206.


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