Fenland Alliance

Are you searching for a career that makes a difference?

Look no further – teaching could be your calling! Embrace a rewarding journey that shapes the future and inspires minds. Here's why you should consider becoming a teacher:

1. Inspire the Next Generation: As a teacher, you have the power to ignite the curiosity and passion for learning in young minds. You'll be the guiding light that shapes the future leaders, innovators, and problem solvers of our world.

2. Make an Impact: Few careers offer the opportunity to have such a profound impact on society. Your guidance can positively influence the lives of your students and contribute to a brighter future for all.

3. Lifelong Learning: Teaching is a profession that encourages continuous growth and learning. You'll be at the forefront of knowledge, constantly updating your skills and adapting to new challenges.

4. Job Security: Education is a fundamental need, and the demand for dedicated, qualified teachers is always high. Enjoy a stable career with numerous opportunities for advancement.

5. Diversity and Inclusivity: Celebrate diversity and foster inclusivity within the classroom. Embrace the rich tapestry of cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives that your students bring.

6. Join a Supportive Community: Teaching is not a solo journey. You'll become part of a community of educators, mentors, and colleagues who share your passion for learning and growth.

7. Fulfillment Beyond Measure: Experience the joy of seeing your pupils achieve their goals and dreams. Your impact will extend far beyond the classroom.

Why choose Fenland Alliance?

We work with a large number of partner primary schools across Fenland where experience has shown us that the trainees will be well-mentored and supported.  The Alliance has close contacts with schools in the Fenland area and can facilitate placements in schools across the area that have experience of mentoring student teachers.  We work alongside the University of Bedfordshire, the accredited provider for the course.

The course starts early in September with a 2-week intensive induction programme at the University of Bedfordshire (UoB). Your first teaching placement will run between mid-September and December, and the second placement runs between January and June.

For Early Years course: one placement is in Key Stage One (KS1) and the other will be in EYFS (Reception).

For the Primary course: one placement is in Key Stage One(KS1) and the other in Key Stage 2(KS2).

Throughout the course, you will spend four days each week in your placement school and travel to UoB each Friday for professional studies.

Our partner primary schools are located across Fenland (NE Cambridgeshire) and range from small, village schools to some of the largest primaries in the country. We endeavour to minimise travel time to your placement schools. In each placement, you will have a named mentor who is an experienced teacher responsible for supporting your professional development.

At the University, teaching is through lectures, seminars and workshops with opportunities to work independently and collaboratively.

On successful completion of the course, you are very likely to be offered a teaching position. Indeed, all primary trainees who completed our course gained employment, the vast majority within Fenland schools.

If you would like to talk to someone about what the Fenland Alliance can offer you the we would be happy to hear from you.  Please email our course director on dbarron@lionelwalden.cambs.sch.uk