Initial Teacher Training
In 2017-18 the Alliance recruited for training places in the following subject areas:
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computing, Drama (course full), English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Music and PE (course full).
Subjects for 2018-19 will be announced in October 2017.
As a student teacher you will experience a range of training styles both within the school-centred element of training and in dedicated academic sessions, which will include:
Student teachers are allocated to a base school for the majority of their training and receive an authentic experience of working as a member of their school’s departmental team. This immersion into the life of the school with a gradual increase in practical teaching is a distinctive part of the School Direct approach, enabling student teachers to progress effectively providing an excellent preparation for the Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) year.
Student teachers also spend time in additional schools within the alliance when undertaking their second school and diversity placements. An enrichment week provides an opportunity to explore areas of particular interest
We have previously placed trainees at: All Saints RC School (York), Beverley Grammar, Boston Spa School, Brigshaw High School & Language College (Castleford), Caedmon College Whitby, Driffield School & Sixth Form, Ebor Academy Filey, Graham School (Scarborough), Huntington School (York), King James's School (Knaresborough), Lady Lumley's School (Pickering), Manor CE Academy (York), Millthorpe School (York), Norton College (Malton), Scalby School (Scarborough), South Hunsley School & Sixth Form College (North Ferriby), St Augustine's Catholic School (Scarborough), Vale of York Academy, Woldgate School & Sixth Form College (Pocklington) and York High School.
Although it is not a requirement, it is important that you can access all schools either by car, car share or are willing to travel by public transport.
Support is seen as an integral part of developing and nurturing trainees to be an outstanding teacher. Your own subject and professional mentors and university link tutors will support you in school with weekly and fortnightly meetings. Student teachers will also be allocated a university academic tutor. Our Director of ETSA , together with the Head of Programme from YSJU oversee the operational elements of the programme ensuring high quality of provision for student teachers in Alliance schools.