Initial Teacher Training Opportunities
The East Midlands, South Yorkshire and Humber Teaching Schools (EMSYH) are at the forefront of initial teacher training (ITT) with some of the country’s best providers in this region. Prospective teachers can apply through UCAS for a School Direct place at one of almost 100 great schools around the region. Many of these schools then work together within a TSA or SCITT partnership to provide some fantastic routes into teaching.
On these school-led training courses, trainees get the chance to learn on the job in at least two schools, learning from experienced colleagues and putting new skills into practice from day one. School-led courses generally last a year and result in the award of qualified teacher status (QTS). Most courses include a postgraduate certificate in education – or PGCE, which is likely to carry with it Master’s-level credits.
Increasingly the ITT providers and partnerships around the region are working together in local areas to collaborate with promotion and recruitment and to start to map more coherent provision plans. More information about these partnerships can be found through the links below:
TeachLeics is a partnership of teacher training providers in Leicester and Leicestershire. There are approximately 20 good and outstanding training providers across primary, secondary and special schools in the city and county.
TEACH NOTTS is a collaborative partnership of School Direct lead providers working across Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire. They work together to promote the benefits of School Based Teacher Training primarily linked to recruitment of new trainees. Their website provides links to all partner providers.
Teach Yorkshire is a strong collaboration of 17 teacher training providers that covers both South and West Yorkshire.
South Yorkshire is unique in that all of the accredited providers of teacher training within South Yorkshire (three SCITTs operating out of Teaching Schools and both Universities) are working together under the banner of the ‘South Yorkshire Futures’ project to provide a high quality teacher training experience with enhanced early career support. The aim is to attract the brightest and best to train to teach in our region, and then support each individual in making the best choice as to which route into teaching is best for them.