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Why Train With Us?

Why LiFE MAT and Partners School Direct?

If you want a teacher training pathway that will support you ‘for every step of your teaching career’ then LiFE MAT and Partners is the route into teaching for you.


With the support of University Partners, we have a compelling desire to provide a high quality, personalised and rounded route into teaching, right in the heart of our local community. We strive to support all our trainees beyond the training year.


  • ensuring that every trainee achieves positive outcomes and employment
  • the relentless pursuit of excellence by; expecting this of every person, every day; recognising and celebrating behaviours that lead to great progress
  • valuing the diversity and qualities of our trainees
  • ensuring that all trainees and staff feel known, appreciated and supported
  • committing whole-heartedly to collaboration within, between and beyond our partners

Why LiFE MAT and Partners School Direct?

  • personalised support from a dedicated team
  • information about placements way in advance of school placements; information about schools/chances to meet/discuss schools with itt co-ordinators
  • access to a wealth of additional cpd opportunities through the life mat
  • support with job interviews and seeking employment
  • increased chance of employment within a partner school
  • a research-focussed community that will supply you with all the tools to be a successful teacher

University of Leicester Subjects:
Biology, Chemistry, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages (French and Spanish), Physics, Social Sciences.

Coventry University Subjects:
Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, Drama, Music, Religious Education.

Loughborough University Subjects:
Physical Education

Partner Schools:
Ashby School, Bosworth Academy (Lead School), Brookvale Groby Learning Campus, Countesthorpe Academy, Ibstock Community College, Ivanhoe College, St. Martin’s Catholic Academy, South Charnwood High School, The Winstanley School.

Why train with us?
LiFE MAT and Partners School Direct is a group of schools judged mostly good or outstanding by Ofsted and where it has been noted that they are schools where students want to learn. Each trainee will experience teaching practice across the 11-91 age range. Our schools are nestled in the heart of their respective communities, offering a good education to children and often a range of activities for adults. We firmly believe that with our programme you will be able to begin your journey as a teacher in a way that allows you to feel grounded and confident. We will support you every step of the way.

We offer you:

  • An expectation that successful graduates of this programme will be considered for employment in our partnership of schools and the LiFE MAT schools
  • The maximum amount of time working with students and developing skills to become and outstanding teacher
  • The earliest opportunity to get into classrooms and make a difference to students

Our partnership of schools allows us to be small enough to care and know each trainee really well so that we can identify needs and target support. Our goal is to create lifelong educators who are passionate about the profession and committed to young people.

For more information, please contact; Nicola Sterne, School Direct Administrator Email: [email protected]