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School Centered Initial Teacher Training

Language Studies
We are delighted to be working in partnership with York St John University to offer primary and early years teacher training places.

Our school-led programme offers you the opportunity to train locally, in great schools that are part of an inspirational learning community with a superb reputation for excellence in teaching and learning.

Ours is a school-centred teacher training programme, allowing trainees to learn from experienced and inspirational teachers working in schools within our alliance. If you train with us you will have the advantage of learning on the job in a school close to where you live, with support from a dedicated team of brilliant teachers and York St John University tutors, who will guide you every step of the way.

Our programme

Our school-led programme is a full-time course from September until June, leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and PGCE. The majority of training is undertaken in the classroom with experienced teachers. Our trainees also receive professional development and curriculum training from Polaris specialist leaders at our hub in Malton and tutors at York St John University. In school, trainees progress from observing teachers and other school professionals to teaching 80% of the time by the end of the programme.

Flexible teacher training, tailored to your needs

We offer lots of flexibility within our programme to suit your needs: we place you in schools that match your interests and experience, and we use a blended approach for training and support. During the Covid 19 pandemic we learned the huge potential of offering quality online provision for some aspects of our programme to avoid unnecessary travel and time.

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