About the training provider
The Forge Trust is a primary-based trust of six schools located in the East Midlands. We specialise in making a difference in areas characterised by high levels of deprivation.
An evidence based approach to teaching and learning has been honed over a number of years, initially at the founding school, in which a dramatic turn-around in pupil outcomes occurred in a relatively short space of time.
We believe clarity of expectation is crucial. Our “Teaching and Learning Toolkit” outlines proven approaches that lead to outstanding outcomes. Experienced mentors across the trust will take our students through approaches to teaching in a step-by- step way and de-mystify the profession. Mentors work with our students to personalise the input they deliver, while at the same time a bank of outstanding teachers across the trust, provide school-based training on a range of themes to groups of students.
As well as having a proven track record for developing students and helping launch the careers of a large number of outstanding professionals, many students have been successful in finding places with us after graduation. Some of whom have been identified as having leadership potential and have gone on to secure posts as Assistant Principals and Teaching and Learning Leads.
Finally, the Forge Trust is a research based trust with a number of teachers undertaking further studies at Masters Level. This ensures professional expertise is at the heart of our trust as well as an understanding of the challenges of being a student.
About the accredited provider
Bishop Grosseteste University has been educating students in the historic heart of Lincoln for over 150 years. The beautiful campus is located just a few minutes’ walk from Lincoln Cathedral and the old Roman city.
BGU was recently rated Gold in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework assessment, one of only a few UK universities given the top award.
Life after BGU is also extremely important to the university with figures released by the Higher Education Statistic Agency (HESA) in July 2018 showing that 97% of BGU graduates find work or are continuing to study six months following graduation.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We really care about all of our trainees and aim to support them all of the way through their studies, from application to graduation. At The Forge Trust we recognise that you may require additional assistance to engage fully with your studies due to a range of access needs. Our Trust ITT lead plays a key role in coordinating support for any students with additional needs or other access requirements before and during their studies. In order to assess the level of support you may require, we use the legal definition of disability.
If you are unsure whether you have access needs which are covered by disability legislation please contact The Forge Trust directly.
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||The West Park Academy
||Vernon Road, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 8EE
||The Parkgate Academy
||Whinney Lane, New Ollerton, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 9TH
||The Forest View Academy
||Walesby Lane, New Ollerton, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 9RJ
||Bailey Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 4EP
||The Marton Academy
||19 Trent View, Marton, Gainsborough DN21 5AU
||The Python Hill Academy
||Kirklington Road, Rainworth, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG21 0JZ
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