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Initial Teacher Training

Across the Advanced Learning Alliance, we offer outstanding provision for trainee teachers and teachers in their first year of QTS. Please see the relevant sections on this page for further information and support regarding School Direct routes into teaching, led by Watford Grammar School for Girls on behalf of the Alliance, and school-led and school-delivered PGCE training, provided within the Alliance by Dame Alice Owen’s School and Watford Grammar school for Girls in collaboration with Hertfordshire University.

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School Direct

The School Direct programme is a new Government initiative especially designed to allow schools to take more responsibility for teacher training. Successful completion of the programme will lead to the...

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NQTs from Mount Grace and Dame Alice Owen’s have joint twilight training sessions, with a focus on teaching and learning to enhance the programme delivered to NQTs in each school.

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The traditional PGCE route into teaching has undergone changes in recent years and within the Alliance we are committed to providing outstanding initial teacher training experiences for new entrants to...

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