We offer a School Direct training programme, leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) awarded by the York St John University. Courses last one year and are full time.
You will be based in a school gaining experience in the classroom from the start, working alongside qualified teachers and being supported by alliance tutors. During the course of your training you will undertake placements in contrasting schools in our alliance, to widen your experience.
Throughout, you will be supported by school-based mentors and alliance tutors who will be there to give you help, advice and feedback.
In addition, you’ll also receive support and input from York St John University. As well as QTS and a PGCE, successful students will also complete two master’s level modules during the year, gaining 60 master’s credits.
Our training places are in good and outstanding schools in Scarborough, Bridlington, Whitby, Filey and surrounding areas. All our partner schools are committed to supporting trainees to be the very best teachers they can be.
Many of our trainees have secured jobs in schools in our alliance following their training.
To apply for our programmes, you need to be a graduate, ideally with a 2:2 or above. Consideration will be given to applicants with a lower classification who can demonstrate a commitment to children’s early learning and development.
We welcome graduates from a range of backgrounds, but we would encourage applicants to seek relevant experience doing some form of paid or voluntary work working with children or young people.
We are looking for trainees who can demonstrate the characteristics of effective learning themselves. We’ll expect you:
to show real interest and enthusiasm for children’s learning.
to be resilient and be prepared to work hard.
to show creativity and be able to critically reflect on your own learning.
We have high standards for the children in our schools and the adults who work with us.