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Learn Academies Trust

Learn Academies Trust


Graduates from our school direct course are now employed in primary schools across Leicestershire, Leicester City, Rutland and Northamptonshire and we are delighted that many continue to engage in our professional development programmes.

Don’t just take our word for it- here’s what some of our students had to say:


“School Direct at Church Langton has given me the opportunity to work with staff who really want to see me achieve the best that I can. I feel very lucky to be learning in a vibrant and nurturing environment. I couldn’t hope for a better way to train.”

  • Sonja Meadows (previous student)

“Completing my training with Church Langton has prepared me well for my NQT year. Having longer teaching placements really gave me a feel for how things work. The school were very supportive during my search for a teaching job- I would really recommend this training route.”

  • Charlotte Parker (RQT at Church Langton)

“School direct with Church Langton has exceeded all my expectations. I feel lucky to be training in a dynamic, supportive environment surrounded by staff who truly want me to succeed. From the very beginning I was able to observe teaching across the primary curriculum, meet my peers and become accustomed to my new role as a student teacher.

  • Jessica Kelly (previous student)

“I feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to complete my PGCE via Church Langton’s School Direct route; every single member of staff is invested in ensuring that my teaching and learning experience is the best it can possibly be. From the very first day, I have felt extremely supported and have no doubt that these overwhelmingly positive interactions will enable me to become the best teacher I can be.”

  • Vita Vents (previous student)

“I am extremely happy with the course and support so far, in fact I am already recommending School Direct at Church Langton to a student who is doing work experience and looking to apply for a PGCE course next year!”

  • Hazel Taylor (previous student)