Becoming part of the IFtL family means that you and your staff will have access to a wide range of training, services and development opportunities.  As an established Teaching School, new members will be able to benefit from the outstanding CPD and school-to-school support established by the Milton Keynes Teaching School Alliance.  You will also receive priority access to new recruits through our outstanding and highly regarded programme of Initial Teacher Training.  IFtL has Sponsorship status, supporting the Regional Commissioner with the national strategy for school improvement.  We have received approval from the DfE to support underperforming academies/groups of academies and to open brand new academies.

We offer training, services and development opportunities for all stakeholders, including:

  • School Improvement Services
  • Governance
  • Finance
  • HR
  • Teaching staff
  • Support staff
  • Recruitment
  • Asset Management
  • Insurance
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Strategic Partnerships

A Mark Of Quality

MKTSA (Milton Keynes Teaching School Alliance) and MKITT (Milton Keynes Initial Teacher Training) is led by Sarah Hand.

Sarah has been teaching for more than 15 and less than 20 years and brings a wealth of experience to her role. She has worked as a teacher, a Senior Leader and a Specialist Leader of Education and has been involved in training teachers at different points in their journey for many years. Locally, she has been known in recent years for her science training which is practical, innovative, engaging and informative (and often a bit messy!). She has extensive experience of working closely with teachers and support staff to raise their impact on children’s learning and enjoys the challenge of curriculum development and assessment.

Ranked ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, the Two Mile Ash Initial Teacher Training Partnership (MKITT) is the longest-running, most well-established primary teacher training provider serving Milton Keynes and its surrounding areas. Established in 2002 we have consistently provided the local area with hundreds of high-quality primary school teachers in that time.  MKITT is proud to be one of 29 providers in the UK who have had their 3-year provision allocated. Further demonstrating the quality of our provision.

The Partnership was also selected by Ofsted as one of its first eight published case studies of good practice, because of our trainees drive and focus on pupil learning. Along with being highlighted in a National Publication for exceptional SEND provision for teacher training.   

All trust schools benefit from working in close collaboration with Milton Keynes Teaching School Alliance and Milton Keynes Initial Teacher Training.

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