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National Forest Teaching School/ The John Taylor High School SCITT

The National Forest Teaching School is an alliance of schools based across the East and West Midlands who are committed to working together to develop outstanding practioners in our schools. NFTS is led by John Taylor High School, who are also an accredited SCITT. We offer School Direct placements in a wide range of secondary subjects, and also a General Primary 5-11 School Direct route.

We are proud of our programme, which will be entering into its third year in September 2015. We are delighted to share that all of our School Direct trainees for 2014/15 have secured employment as NQTs, well over half within our Teaching School Alliance. For 2015/16 our employment rates are at 90%.

Since March 2013 we have been offering a wide range of programmes for teachers and support staff. These opportunities range from: working together to attract and train the very best quality professionals to be the next generation of teachers; completing action research on how to deliver the best possible practice in classroom; and providing a comprehensive training programme for staff across the area.

Essentially, as an alliance, we are committed to 'learn, teach, grow and share:' making sure that the very best practice in schools is cascaded so that students in our own and other schools achieve their potential. For more information regarding the National Forest Teaching School, including alliance partners and current vacancies, please visit

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