The YTCA SCITT is a teacher training provider across a partnership of schools in Yorkshire (Yorkshire Three Counties Alliance) that was established and accredited in 2014.
According to Educationalist McKinsey:
“The quality of a school system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers!”
(How the world’s best performing school systems come out on top, 2007)
The SCITT believes that all students in all of their schools have a right to the best education and learning opportunities through being taught by outstanding teachers.
Their vision is therefore to ensure the best possible education for young people in Yorkshire schools through their collective passion for Initial Teacher Training.
The SCITT is designed to improve the quality of teachers entering the profession to enrich the sector and to deliver a quality of teacher recruitment which will drive forward an enhanced model of school improvement across our Alliance.
It has never been more important for schools to deliver quality teaching and learning that can positively respond to the varied needs of society as a whole. There is also no better time to train to become a teacher. The huge numbers of pathways into teaching are enticing and the SCITT is delighted to invite trainees to begin their journey into a profession that demands much but offers plenty to those who will show them they have what it takes to deliver quality teaching and learning.
The SCITT sets and demonstrates high standards of initial teacher education and has a wealth of experience using Partner Schools that have an excellent record of securing employment for trainees at the end of their training. Every school has a passion for Initial Teacher Training and professional development for teachers. They are in a strong position to deliver a unique experience of professional learning and development, each providing a unique and outstanding experience within the field of educational pedagogy, exemplifying the dynamic nature of learning and teaching today.
Furthermore, another key partner is Sheffield Hallam University who bring their wealth of expertise to the programme and are the provider for the PGCE element of the ITT route to QTS.
All teachers who qualify through the YTCA SCITT will become reflective, inspirational and continuously developing practitioners whose impact on learners is significant.
We strive for excellence and are achieving this in the following ways:
- Select trainees with the potential to be outstanding teachers;
- Provide a challenging, stimulating and inspirational teacher training programme which is run by expert practitioners from our partnership;
- Support our new trainees to work at Masters Level for a PGCE, gaining credits towards Masters degrees;
- Working with partners and Placement Providers who are committed to providing a warm, welcoming, encouraging and professional learning environment for all;
- Prepare trainees for future leadership roles within the teaching profession and education sector.
What we offer?
School-Centred Initial Teacher Training Programme (Primary/Secondary QTS & PGCE)
On our one-year long ITT route through which we have now qualified over 100 teachers since 2014, the significant practice-based element works alongside high quality ‘core content’ which supports trainees to engage with educational theory and subject-specific knowledge and pedagogy to create the best possible learning and teaching opportunities for their students. Successful applicants to this route to QTS enjoy an exciting and fulfilling year through the many opportunities and rewarding challenges that the programme offers.
Assessment Only route to QTS
The Assessment Only route to QTS is for candidates who have substantial teaching experience which enables them to already be able to demonstrate that they meet the Teachers’ Standards at a high level but who do not need the additional training that our ITT route offers.