Set in an idyllic part of North Yorkshire, the Swaledale Alliance comprises of 56 member schools. These schools range from small ‘Dales Village Primary settings to large schools in Darlington and the community of Catterick Garrison serving the Armed Forces, as well as St Francis Xavier Secondary Richmond.
We are committed to providing a high-quality School Direct training environment and developing teachers for the future. We work with two outstanding providers, High Force Education at Barnard Castle and Red kite Teacher Training in North Yorkshire and Leeds, ‘Train where you Live’ concept, to provide a wide range of school environments.
With this distinct range of schools, trainees have the opportunity to experience a variety of settings. The quality of training is fully supported by Specialist Leaders of Education(SLEs) who provide training and mentorship for candidates throughout our courses, along with highly skilled Professional tutors.
On completion of training many candidates successfully secure teaching posts within Alliance schools and continue to develop as practitioners through our highly regarded CPD programmes.
Brompton-on-Swale CE Primary School, located close to Richmond, the Lead school for the Alliance, works in partnership with High Force Education in the north of our region.
Working with Red Kite Teacher Training, Alverton Community Primary is our primary training venue in the south of our region. St Francis Xavier School, Richmond is the training venue for our secondary courses, offering subject specific training with a blended approach of centralised training and virtual access to the wider community of trainees.
About the accredited body
Red Kite’s ‘Train Where You Live’ concept is aimed at bringing teacher training to you, wherever you live in our region.
Partnerships with providers across the region mean that wherever you train, you’ll be part of the same Red Kite programme and receive the same high-class teacher training. The only provider working with the University of Leeds, and from September 2021 your learning experience with them will be blended to allow you to work remotely wherever you live.
With our wide range of courses, which now includes Part-Time options, there’s something for everyone regardless of where you live.