The Priory
7 Market Place
NG31 6LJ

Telephone: 01476 512793
Email: itt@educate-group.co.uk
Alt email: julie.kitchen@educate-group.co.uk


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Primary QTS [28YR]
Primary PGCE with QTS [38NN]
Primary QTS with salary (Pudsey Primrose Hill, Leeds) [3DRM]
Primary QTS (Pudsey Primrose Hill, Leeds) [3DRN]
Art & Design QTS [28ZC]
Art & Design PGCE with QTS [38NP]
Biology QTS [2SSW]
Biology PGCE with QTS [38NQ]
Chemistry QTS [28Z7]
Chemistry PGCE with QTS [38NR]
Computing QTS [366X]
Computing PGCE with QTS [38NS]
Dance QTS [3CN2]
Dance PGCE with QTS [38NT]
Design & Technology QTS [28ZB]
Design & Technology PGCE with QTS [38NV]
Drama QTS [28YV]
Drama PGCE with QTS [38NW]
English QTS [28Z4]
English PGCE with QTS [38NX]
Geography with QTS [3CN3]
Geography PGCE with QTS [38NY]
History QTS [28Z6]
History PGCE with QTS [38NZ]
Mathematics QTS [28Z9]
Mathematics PGCE with QTS [38P2]
Modern Languages QTS [28Z2]
Modern Languages PGCE with QTS [38P3]
Music QTS [28YW]
Music PGCE with QTS [38P4]
Physical Education QTS [28YX – 12 places]
Physical Education PGCE with QTS [38P5 – 12 places]
Physics QTS [28Z8]
Physics PGCE with QTS [38P6]
Religious Education with QTS [3CN4]
Religious Education PGCE with QTS [38P7]

Educate Teacher Training
Educate Teacher Training is a long-standing teacher training provider, with training hubs in Lincolnshire and the North East, as well as across Yorkshire. We offer school-based Primary and Secondary courses leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), with an additional, optional PGCE awarded by Leeds Beckett University. We have our own core, SCITT allocation but also work with Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School in Leeds to accredit a large number of salaried and fee-paying Primary School Direct places in the Leeds/Bradford area.

Your choice of school
Our SCITT programme is slightly different to most in that you can select your own school in which to train. This is a popular choice for those who have been volunteering and working in a particular school and would like to remain there for their training. It caters for preference in location (i.e. close to where you live) and your individual personal circumstances. As an independent provider, Educate Teacher Training can link up with any school, even if they are working with other providers at the same time. Many schools welcome the chance to retain valued staff and offer them this training opportunity in familiar surroundings. We have worked with many Primary and Secondary schools, including Special Schools, across Yorkshire and are always happy to add more schools to our flexible, fluid and diverse SCITT and School Direct partnership.

Competitive fees
As a private training provider, our tuition fee for QTS is £6,000. You can apply for a student loan to cover this fee and maintenance loans are also available depending on eligibility. Fee-paying trainees may receive training bursaries according to the subject they will teach and their degree classification (see the Government advice regarding training bursaries). Trainees on any of our routes can gain an additional, integrated PGCE from Leeds Beckett University at a cost of £2,000, for which there is no additional funding.

High Quality Provision and Support
Educate are recognised by Ofsted as a good provider with the quality of leadership and training highlighted as key strengths of the partnership. Our strong support of trainees, mentors and schools is especially noted. ‘Programme leaders are highly sensitive to the well-being of their trainees. They ensure that they provide timely and appropriate support to those trainees whose personal circumstances require it. Trainees appreciate this support’ (Ofsted, November 2018).

The Training Programme
Our foundational training and assessment programme has been developed into a
comprehensive but manageable framework which ensures that trainees cover all
aspects of the Teachers’ Standards and can meet them, with confidence, by the end of
the training year. As well as the core elements of planning, assessment, differentiation,
behaviour management, child development and inclusion, Ofsted noted that Educate
trainees ‘develop a secure understanding of how to plan learning to meet the needs of
pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and pupils who speak
English as an additional language. Visits to schools that are proficient in catering for
these different groups of pupils provide trainees with an insight into high-quality
practice’. Whether in the Primary or Secondary phase, trainees also receive a
comprehensive and personalised subject knowledge development training programme.

What is Included?
• Your own school-based class Mentor and Senior Mentor
• A personal, professional ITT Link Tutor
• Support and advice available from Educate throughout the working week
• An optional PGCE
• Regional training hubs in Grantham, Leeds or Middlesbrough
• Core Classroom Practice Training Sessions
• Subject Knowledge Development
• A six-week placement in a contrasting school
• Additional placement days and school visits
• An Awards Ceremony to celebrate your success
• Support with job application and transition to your NQT year

Training Team

After gaining a BEd (Hons) in 1990, Julie began her primary school teaching career by working with children in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage One. She was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Education (Mentoring) in 2001 and an MA (Education) from the University of Leicester in 2005 whilst still teaching in school. She is an expert in Early Years and lectured at Bishop Grosseteste University on the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies programme for seven years. She holds Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Fiona started her teaching career in 1984 as a teacher of English at a large comprehensive school in Hereford.  Some years later, she moved on to teach at Toot Hill School in Bingham, where she became Second in charge of the English department and Key Skills Manager.  From there, she became Head of English at Long Field School in Melton Mowbray, then Curriculum Director for seven years, before moving to Educate Teacher Training to take up the post of Quality Assurance Manager. She currently manages the Secondary training and assessment programme.

Simon gained his BA (QTS) Hons in 1999 and went on to work in four very different schools. Each afforded him the opportunity to hold a number of roles from subject leader, rising to Assistant and Deputy Head. Following on from Simon’s successful award of NPQH in 2011, he has recently been acting Headteacher of a large school. He currently manages the Primary training and assessment programme.

Claire joined Educate Teacher Training in 2007.  She is now Senior Administrator for all our Initial Teacher Training programmes.  Claire deals with all queries regarding teacher training, including the different routes into teaching, entry requirements, UCAS applications, bursaries and Student Loans.

Sue began working with Educate in September 2001 as a Supervisor for the supply teaching team.  Over time, her role within the company has changed, and she is now a member of the Teacher Training team. Within the team she has many responsibilities including organising venues for Training, answering questions from trainees and schools and being involved with many the administration tasks within the department.