Led by Louisa Leonard at St Clement Danes School and Chris Price at Chancellor’s School, Danes Educational Trust: ‘The Partnership’ provides exceptional teacher training for graduates and career changers who have chosen to become teachers. We also support the further development of Early Career Teachers (ECTs) through well-established partnership arrangements with Best Practice Network. Working closely with Kate Brown at The Dr Challoner’s High School: Bucks Hub and other partners across our nexus means that we offer a carefully designed programme which integrates trainees and ECTs into contrasting school settings where they can develop their ability to teach and learn collaboratively.

If you wish to teach with us in the following areas… 
Borehamwood, Potters Bar,
Hemel and Hatfield 
South-West Hertfordshire 
(including Watford)
Contact Chris Price   Contact Louisa Leonard  Contact Kate Brown 




In partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, we offer the School Direct, School Direct Salaried and Assessment Only routes into teaching. Mentor allocation and training is robust, drawing upon the expertise of the University of Hertfordshire as well as Best Practice Network and Herts for Learning alongside our own in-house training and support. We also host PGCE trainees across subject disciplines from the Institute of Education (UCL), Goldsmith’s University, Middlesex University and King’s College University of London.

Danes Educational Trust: ‘The Partnership’ has considerable experience of training teachers and supporting Early Career Teachers (ECTs), both recognising and valuing the enthusiastic contribution that they make to our school communities. Colleagues at our training schools share their knowledge and good practice to ensure that trainees and ECTs are well supported to develop into inspiring teachers and future leaders.

Our programmes are structured to allow trainees and ECTs to develop the skills required to teach the subject that they are training in and to develop specific expertise for making a distinctive contribution to practice in their setting.

Throughout the academic year, ‘The Partnership’s’ rich continuing professional development sessions (CPDL), combined with our bespoke induction programme, supports the development of workplace pedagogy, enabling both our trainees and ECTs to forge relationships beyond their immediate context.

School Direct placements are full-time with four days in school and one day at The University of Hertfordshire. Placements start on 1st September 2022 and finish on 30th June 2023. Training takes place in two contrasting school settings and is supported by experienced in-school mentors and university-based tutors.


You can apply to Train to Teach with Danes Educational Trust from October 2021 via APPLY. Your window to do so is open until 30th June 2022. We offer both salaried and unsalaried courses. Please click tabs for our Primary and Secondary course pages.


  • 01:16 - 19/07/2021 Our exhibition is now live! A huge congratulations to our students across the creative arts. We hope you enjoy this celebration of their work and see just how extraordinary they all are! https://t.co/aohlK9zVdn
  • DanesEdTrust Image12:11 - 19/07/2021 As we head into the summer break we have 3 support staff vacancies across our Trust, these are: Learning Support Practitioner ICT Network Administrator HR Administrator Further details can be found in the link below, or at or https://t.co/xdV3DbPOuH https://t.co/JTKf4dyaCo
  • 12:18 - 17/07/2021 Not over yet for everyone (a week to go here still), but some final thanks from me to all & beyond who have dedicated & achieved so much for our YP & communities. Enjoy the music and a well-deserved break when you do get there. https://t.co/TSI7d0oaag
  • 11:56 - 16/07/2021 Thank you for sharing this blog, a powerful account of a tumultuous year ‘At every milestone throughout this journey… we did it together. We did it for our families and friends, our pupils and our colleagues. Even on the darkest of days…’ https://t.co/DJPEwgrjGW
  • DanesEdTrust Image09:43 - 15/07/2021 This month we give a platform for voices across the Trust to tell the story of their year. It's a powerful account of the difference these individuals have made together & the strength of our team https://t.co/YQGgbJKLca https://t.co/lzBxFgHWvK
  • 10:30 - 14/07/2021 An absolutely superb launch to our new Partnership CPDL Offer last night from and Deputy Headteacher, Jonathan Huddleston, from ...exceptional delivery as part of our Train the Trainers Programme.
  • 03:41 - 05/07/2021 Contact Paula and Louisa at traintoteach.org.uk, Lu at ITTBucksHub.com or Chris at pricec.herts.sch.uk to express an interest in joining our family of schools through our new TRAIN TO TEACH programme https://t.co/vJtCVUqqAH
  • 12:31 - 05/07/2021 Danes Educational Trust is delighted to announce that from September 2021 future colleagues may TRAIN TO TEACH with its ‘Partnership’ Schools.