King Edward's Consortium

King Edwards Consortium

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Our trainee teachers come to us from all walks of life - graduates with a clear commitment to a career in teaching who have the potential to become outstanding teachers and future leaders.  They are highly professional and knowledgeable, generous and passionate – passionate both about their subjects and about the power education has to change lives. From the very start of the programme, they make a huge difference to the children they work with and are highly sought-after for employment once they qualify.  We have a long-standing 100% employment record. 


KEC trainees are in school from day one, there at the start of the academic year and treated as members of staff. They are part of the fabric of their schools – in addition to teaching their subjects, they become form tutors and contribute to wider school life. For five weeks at the start of the spring term, they also have a second, shorter placement in a contrasting school.  Throughout the programme there are opportunities to experience working with young people from all backgrounds, including those with English as an additional language (EAL) and special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Ours is a small, close-knit community, with trainees gathering weekly at our training centre. We are proud that each cohort forms both a strong professional network and lasting friendships; we care about our trainees as individuals and want the very best for each and every one of them. We are relentless in our pursuit of excellence; our training and our pastoral care are outstanding. 

Annie Gouldsworthy
Director of Initial Teacher Training, King Edward's Consortium