The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

Deep Roots for Future Fruits: LTU’s Teacher Training Tradition Assured!

Leeds Trinity University has been successful in its application for re-accreditation to continue providing Initial Teacher Training (ITT) from 2024.

Under the Department for Education reforms announced last year, all initial teacher training (ITT) providers have had to apply for re-accreditation. LTU’s success maintains a long tradition with roots going back more than fifty years to its origins as two Catholic teacher training colleges: Trinity and All Saints’.

Professor Charles Egbu, Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, said:

‘We are extremely proud to be able to continue to build on our history as a quality provider of teacher education and support the national teacher supply pipeline as an accredited ITT provider. The application process has been rigorous, working with other Catholic Foundation Universities and Cathedrals Group Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), sector consultants and other HEIs. I would like to thank all colleagues and partners who contributed to the submission. Leeds Trinity University was founded as two Catholic teacher training colleges in 1966, and since then we have seen many of our graduates go on to exciting teaching careers all around the world. Each year we work with over 1,200 trainees, early career teachers, teachers and mentors to deliver excellent teacher education, and we are delighted to be able to continue to support schools of the future.’

The news was met with great enthusiasm in Diocese of Leeds’ Vicariate for Education, which has close links with LTU.

Diocesan Director of Education, Kieron Flood, said:

‘This is an important accreditation for both the University and the Diocese which will allow for continued and developing relationships between Leeds Trinity and our diocesan schools. We look forward to working in partnership with the University to encourage, grow and develop our future teachers and Catholic school leaders, building capacity across our diocesan schools. Well done LTU!’


More information and a list of all accredited ITT providers is available via the Department for Education’s blog and website.