Teacher Training at Crown Hills

School Direct

School Direct is an exciting new teacher training route for graduates.

Training is provided by a small consortium of schools in conjunction with a local university with more emphasis being placed on in-school training.

For the purpose of School Direct we will be working with City of Leicester and Babington schools as well as the University of Leicester.

We will be offering placements in Maths, English and History with additional places in Modern Foreign Languages and Citizenship being offered by the consortium.

For further details on this, please follow the link below to the City of Leicester Home page.

City Of Leicester College

For Details of PGCE Training at the University of Leicester, please follow the link below

University of Leicester

Crown Hills has a long tradition of training teachers through a range of training routes.

It is a role that we take seriously as a college and that brings us huge benefits in terms of reputation, ease of recruitment and Professional Development opportunities for our own staff.

It is also our opportunity to influence and shape the teachers of the future and therefore, for the benefit of every school that employs one of our trainees, we work hard to ensure the highest quality development, training, mentoring and support.

If you are interested in becoming a teacher, Crown Hills can support you in a number of ways.

School Experience Placements (SEP)

SEP placements are arranged by the TA and involve visiting a school to observe lessons for initially 1 day however up to a further 9 days can be arranged at the school and the visitors convenience.

At Crown Hills our SEP visitors have the opportunity to observe 6 lessons delivered by a range of teachers and are encouraged to interact with our students within those lessons.

They also have opportunity to speak with a member of the specific department they are interested in. SEP placements are appropriate for people who have either got a degree already or have a predicted degree classification (i.e. are in the final year of their degree).

You do not need to hold a CRB to apply for a SEP placement.

We currently offer SEP placements in the following subjects


Science Physics, Chemistry & Biology (Mr R Sheikh)


Languages (French)

To find out more about SEP placements & to apply please visit Get into teaching


We no longer offer Graduate Training Placements to people not currently employed within the college.


We engage with a number of training providers in a range of subject areas as detailed below:

Leicester University - English, Maths, MFL, History

Loughborough - Science, PE, Design

Leicestershire SCITT - English, Maths, Science, MFL, History.

Please click here for more information

Information about applying for an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) place is available by clicking the link below

Apply for Teacher Training


We no longer take volunteers into curriculum areas.

If you are interested in volunteer mentoring within the college then please contact Andre Samuel at asamuel@crownhills.leicester.sch.uk

Crown Hills Community College

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Telephone: 0116 2736893

Fax: 0116 2730413

Office Manager Mrs S. Harrison

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