Learners First Schools Partnership

Connecting People, Promoting Excellence.

A teaching school partnership supporting improvement through teacher and leadership development.

Welcome To Learners First

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DFE accredited National Professional Qualifications for middle, senior, headteachers & executive leaders.

Early Career Development

A professional development programme designed to reflect the challenges teachers face in the early stages of their careers.

English Hub

Supporting schools to improve the teaching of phonics, early language and reading - new 2020/21 CPD offer now available.

School to School Support

Share and develop outstanding, innovative practice with support of National and Specialist Leaders of Education.


Supporting confident, strategic leadership and robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance in schools and trusts.


Leadership digests, insights, updates and examples of emerging practice from within and beyond the schools sector.

Learners First Bulletins

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The Learners First Bulletin for school, academy and MAT leaders is a fortnightly publication aimed at providing a short leadership digest and forum through which key insights, updates and examples of emerging practice from within and beyond the sector can be shared with school leaders. We hope you will find it useful in helping to consider and navigate the current landscape and, the best we can, collectively prepare for the future. As always we would very much appreciate your feedback as well as any suggestions you would like to see included in future editions.

National English Hubs

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Following the announcement from the Secretary of State for Education, Learners First is delighted and extremely proud that one of the lead Teaching Schools within the alliance has been accredited as one of only 32 new national English Hubs! English Hubs will have a particular focus on improving early language and literacy teaching, including in reception. The Hubs have been chosen by the Department for Education (DfE) through a competitive process against strict criteria and were required to demonstrate a proven track record of excellent phonics teaching and pupil outcomes over a sustained period of time.

The English Hubs have been tasked with sharing best practice and teaching techniques with the aim of building networks of excellent phonics teaching in every region. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with other schools and leaders to a play a key role in shaping this work and contributing to the development of the local and national English Hub network.

Tweets By Learners First

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Teaching is a hugely fulfilling career and Learners First Schools Partnership has an amazing track record of recruiting, developing and employing high quality trainee teachers across South Yorkshire. As a trainee you could be eligible for a bursary of up to £30,000 and there may be opportunities for you to earn while you train through the salaried routes.

You could be on your way to an exciting career in teaching sooner than you think with fantastic training and enhanced employment opportunities with Learners First Schools Partnership. We are currently recruiting the future generation of outstanding trainee teachers to our early years, primary and secondary programmes and would welcome a conversation if you would like to find out more or how to apply.

If you have the drive, passion and commitment, we have the professionals and programme to support you on your journey to becoming an outstanding teacher!

Contact Claire Garbutt for further information: cgarbutt@learnersfirst.org or 01709-267021

Find Postgraduate Teacher Training
Courses In England

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A service to help graduates find the most relevant postgraduate teacher training courses.

Use this service if you’re a graduate and you plan to train to teach in a state primary or secondary school in England. You can search courses by location, provider and subject.

When you’ve chosen a course or courses, you’ll be redirected to UCAS to complete your application.



Schools and Academies

have accessed Learners First programmes

specialist leaders of education (sle)

have been designated and are available for deployment through Learners First

middle and senior leaders and aspirant headteachers

have accessed the nationally accredited, NPQ licensed leadership programmes through Learners First since 2012

serving school leaders

contributed to the design and delivery of leadership programmes

See What Our Delegates Say

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