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 set within Darlington and the community of Catterick Garrison serving the Army and the RAF.
We are committed to providing a high-quality School Direct training environment and developing future teachers for our network of schools. 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 in which students can learn from the enthusiasm and best practice of their professional colleagues.
With this distinct range of member 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 and Peer Support Teachers.
On completion of training many candidates are successful in securing teaching posts within Alliance member schools and continue to develop as practitioners through our highly regarded Continuous Professional Development 9CPD) programmes.
Brompton-on-Swale CE Primary School, located close to Richmond, is the Lead school for the Alliance and works in partnership with High Force Education as a training venue in the north of our region.
Alverton Community Primary, Northallerton, works in partnership with Red kite Teacher Training as a training venue in the south of our region.
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.