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.
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