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.
We welcome graduates from a degree related to their chosen subject. SKE is available for some subjects depending on other qualifications and experience. We would encourage applicants to seek relevant experience doing some form of paid or voluntary work working with young people.
We encourage a community of learning with partnership at the heart of the program. University-based staff work together with schools, mentors, local and national subject communities and other education professionals to develop outstanding student teachers who are:
transformative and creative professionals
highly motivated and committed
autonomous and independent
enquiry based practitioners
The programme is committed to delivering outstanding education and training that is current and relevant. We provide excellent opportunities for student teachers to develop their knowledge and understanding of their subject and wider educational issues, so that they are equipped to be outstanding teachers and leaders with both a strong subject and a wider professional identity.
We have high standards for the young people in our schools and the adults who work with us.