This School Direct route is provided by Pathfinder Teaching School Hub (working closely with Ebor Academy Trust) and Sheffield Hallam University.
Our primary 3-7 Initial Teacher Training is a full-time course that takes one school year to complete, leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
We firmly believe that the in-school training delivered by our fantastic partnership of schools across Pathfinder MAT and key TSH partner Ebor Academy Trust, combined with the academic rigour encouraged and delivered by SHU, provides a great formula for training outstanding teachers for the future.
Partnering with Sheffield Hallam, a provider with which we have such a rich and developed relationship, has allowed us to create a truly engaging and worthwhile programme, which draws on the expertise of specialist university staff.
All sessions are led by outstanding educational practitioners and experienced teachers from Pathfinder schools and other external teaching and learning experts from our hub partner Ebor Academy Trust.
You will undertake Masters level academic training and assessments, and take part in lectures, seminars and workshops on professional learning, educational theory, teaching approaches, behaviour management, Special Educational Needs, and curriculum subjects.
You will have the opportunity to learn about child development and be able to draw on quality educational research, as you reflect on how this informs classroom practice. You will learn techniques and approaches to try in the classroom in order to help you progress in your teaching career.
The training we provide is rooted in research-led practice and practical experiences, offering you the opportunity to learn from the best, reflect on how theory and classroom life are linked, and to become the teacher you want to be through a personalised programme of support.
This combination of an academically strong research-led focus alongside rich and reflective practical experiences are why Pathfinder trainees are so highly regarded within the region, securing posts in York and beyond. Our excellent retention and employment rates demonstrate how effective our programme is in developing and mentoring the next generation of successful teachers.
Our teaching school is based at Archbishop Holgate’s School in York, an outstanding Church of England secondary school Academy, with excellent student outcomes.