The Forge Trust is a primary school led, multi-academy trust which was founded in September 2016

Teacher Training

School Direct


Choose A Forge Trust Academy

Love to teach? The Forge Trust could be the route into teaching you have been looking for, offering initial teacher training across the primary age range, we believe that the professional development on offer is second to none.

With six academies situated across the East Midlands to choose from, we believe this offers you the choice of a base-school that meets your needs and also provides the certainty of placement not generally available through other routes. 

As well as having a proven track record for developing students and helping launch the careers of a large number of outstanding professionals, many students have been successful in finding places with us after graduation.  Some of whom have been identified as having leadership potential and have gone on to secure posts as Assistant Principals and Teaching and Learning Leads.

As a school direct trainee with Forge, you will be part of talented team that prides itself on teaching and learning know-how.  An evidence based approach to teaching and learning has been honed over a number of years, initially at the founding school, in which a dramatic turn-around in pupil outcomes occurred in a relatively short space of time. 

We believe clarity of expectation is crucial.  Our “Teaching and Learning Toolkit” outlines proven approaches that lead to outstanding outcomes.  Experienced mentors across the trust will take you through approaches to teaching, in a step-by- step way to support your learning journey.  Mentors work with our students to personalise the input they deliver, while at the same time a bank of outstanding teachers across the trust, provide school-based training on a range of themes from assessment and planning through to working with parents. 

To arrange a visit to one of our academies to see our work in action simply email or telephone 01636 68014


Choose A Forge Trust Academy

The Forge Trust is a learning community with a number of teachers undertaking further studies at Masters’ Level, funded by the trust.   This ensures professional expertise is at the heart of our work and also means that our teachers have an understanding of the challenges of being a student.  Students who chose the School Direct Programme with The Forge Trust will work towards gaining a PGCE qualification achieving credits that count towards a Masters’ Degree. 

Based in the East Midlands, we specialise in making a difference in areas characterised by high levels of deprivation. If you are interested in starting your career at a Forge Trust school, why not come and see us at The Sir Donald Bailey Academy, The Parkgate Academy, The Forest View Academy, The Marton Academy, The West Park Academy or The Python Hill Academy.  To arrange a visit to one of our academies to see our work in action simply email or telephone 01636 68014