Want to be a teacher, passionate about children, want to be supported throughout?  Train with us!

We will support you throughout your course and ensure ‘The Golden Thread’ when you qualify and progress as an Early Careers Teacher into Year 2.

Having trained teachers for over ten years, we have a strong tradition of supporting trainees, consistently building on our skills, knowledge and expertise.

Our mentors will work with you throughout your journey.

Many of our own teachers are ‘Home Grown’ having identified their career path into teaching and achieving promotion after embedding their skills, knowledge and understanding. Do read our case studies!

Why Train with Us?

As a specialist academy, we have long recognised the importance of our input into Initial Teacher Training. We are therefore committed to supporting trainees through a whole school approach, which supports embedding of centre- based training into school experience training.

We absolutely believe that ‘Every Teacher should be a Teacher of SEND’ regardless of whether they work in mainstream or specialist provision. We are therefore well- placed to support trainees to enable them to develop a growing knowledge and understanding through their school placements.

We can also offer the Assessment Only route for those who have already had experience in teaching but have not yet achieved QTS.

Other options include the apprenticeship route.

We are happy to discuss your individual needs with you.  

School Direct

School Direct enables graduates to develop close links with local schools and real first- hand school experience as well as receiving academic and university support whilst training to teach at primary or secondary level.

We are working with SAF (Sharnbrook Academy Federation). Follow the link to find out more.

If you are ready to make your application, follow the link to the DfE page. Apply for teacher training - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Alternatively, if you would like a conversation or have questions to ask please contact:

Phil Brown
School Number: 01536 424090
Email: or

About Us

We provide school-to-school support, which forms a separate arm of the DfE, our tailored behaviour outreach, high quality training and development and our ITT programme as the lead school in partnership with SAF (Sharnbrook Academy Federation). So do please browse our website. If you cannot find what you need, you would like some advice, or a conversation, please do get in touch.

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Get in to Teaching

Click on the link below to be taken to the Department for Educations page about getting into teaching, there is a great video and some information on this page to help get you started!

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Contact Us

Maplefields Training and Development
Tower Hill Road
Corby
Northamptonshire
NN18 0TH
Tel: 01536 424090 Option: 2

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