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Leicestershire Learning Alliance

The LLA are a highly successful group of schools who have been involved in delivering teacher training, in partnership with the University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University and Loughborough University for many years. The LLA consists of a group of seven Leicestershire schools led by The Roundhill Academy.  

The Secondary PGCE School Direct programme consists of both university-based sessions, which will give you a secure grounding in the principles of good teaching practice, and school-based placements, which will give you the opportunity to apply your pedagogical knowledge in a classroom environment. During your school-based placements you will work alongside outstanding practitioners supported by experienced mentors who will guide you through your training year. You will undertake two contrasting school placements in two of our alliance schools.

For more information about the LLA Secondary School Direct route please visit

STEP Teaching School Alliance