About the course
HART of Yorkshire SCITT offers school-based routes into teaching. Our programmes lead to qualified teacher status recommended by HART of Yorkshire SCITT and a PGCE (worth 60 masters credits) awarded by Northumbria University. The 3-7 route enables you to specialise in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage One. We will give you all the support and knowledge you need to develop an evidence-based approach to teaching. You will complete four academic assignments by the end of the training year.
- Induction Day - Takes place in July and is a fantastic opportunity for you to meet other trainees and learn about the training year. You will be given details of your placement school so that you can arrange to meet your tutors.
- Front Loaded Training - The first two weeks of the programme are structured so that you are prepared to start your school placement. You spend 8 days in central training covering topics such as child protection, safeguarding and behaviour management. The other 2 days are spent in school getting to know your class. After this initial period you spend four days per week in school and one day in central training. Central training will develop your subject knowledge and pedagogy so that you are confident to teach all subject areas with a particular focus on Mathematics, English, Phonics and Science.
- Placements - You will spend time in at least 2 contrasting schools in EYFS and KS1. Our placement schools are in Harrogate, Leeds, Ripon, Skipton and many rural schools in North Yorkshire as far as Hawes and Leyburn. In addition to the 2 main placements, you will have mini-placements in a special school, a school that specialises in teaching children with English as an Additional Language and a day in a school with a focus on differentiation. The advantage of training with a SCITT is that you experience the full school year from September to July, which fully prepares you for your first year of teaching.
- Assessment - All trainees are assessed against The Teachers' Standards through lesson observations. These lesson observations contribute to the 3 formal assessment point throughout the year, which provide you with feedback on your strengths and areas for improvement.
- Structured Mentoring - During your course you will work with many inspirational teachers who will teach you how to give children the best possible start to their learning.
How school placements work
Placement schools are selected on suitability for the trainee and geographical location. Placement schools are matched with trainees based on the current strengths of the school. In this way we ensure that trainees have the best possible support in school over their training year.
Starting on the first day of the autumn term, you will be based in your main placement school. You will be seen as a member of staff, quickly appreciating the workplace and seeing theory put into practice every day. You will undertake training by staff in your school as well as workshops and other activities with student teachers from across our alliance of schools.
When you are ready, you will start to take responsibility to deliver parts of lessons on your own. The ITT programme will build your confidence and subject knowledge and give you the necessary skills to become an effective classroom practitioner. As you become more confident and competent you will take on greater responsibility until you are teaching full lessons.
You are required to teach in 2 schools during the course of the year. The first placement (Autumn) and the third placement (Summer) are usually in the same school. In the Spring term you will spend time teaching in another school. Our placement strategy is aimed at giving you the best preparation possible for your teaching career.
You will need to demonstrate that you meet the Teachers’ Standards to achieve QTS. You will also complete academic assignments in order to achieve a PGCE. These assignments are focused on your understanding of how children learn, your specialist subject knowledge and your vision for education.
Throughout your year you will be supported by a well-trained school-based tutor, your academic tutor, the programme leads and your link tutor.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Where trainees need to extend their placement due to absence through illness or where there has been a delay in the development progress of the trainee, additional charges may be made when training extends into a further training year.
GCSE grade C or above in English Language, Mathematics and Science. These three qualifications should have been awarded prior to application or be underway during application. Equivalency examinations are accepted but NOT in Key Skills at Level 2. HART offer equivalency testing in Science
Minimum 2, preferably 3 A-levels of good grades.
2.1 honours degree from a UK University or equivalent qualification ( 2.2 degrees will be considered if supported by evidence of other academic achievement, experience or personal qualities).
Some experience is helpful prior to application as it will help applicants to better understand the role of a teacher.
You will be able to demonstrate -
- A high degree of emotional intelligence, the ability to empathise and have a sound understanding of equality and diversity.
- A real sense of moral purpose and a tireless energy to achieve the best for your pupils.
- Commitment, resilience and the ability to reflect in order to learn from your own experiences as well as the experiences of others.
We will need to complete the following for all applicants prior to the start of the programme:
- More detailed references
- Identity and security checks
- Health Checks
About the training provider
We are a specialist primary training provider based in beautiful North Yorkshire. We have very high rates of completion, and employment at the end of the programme, especially in North Yorkshire Schools.
Our trainees tell us that they love training with us, would recommend the programme to others and are well supported during their training year both in school and by the central SCITT team.
HART of Yorkshire SCITT operate as an independent provider of initial teacher training provider. Our programme, administered by Yorkshire Collaborative Academy Trust, runs across 50 schools in North Yorkshire and Leeds. Our cutting edge training draws upon the best research and development across the globe, with nationally acclaimed trainers who prepare trainees for a successful career.
"Training focuses on teaching and learning, is continually updated, linked to evidence-based research and rooted in successful classroom practice." Ofsted 2018.
Training with disabilities and other needs
HART of Yorkshire SCITT believes that diversity in applications to initial teacher training brings a richness to education in our schools.
Considerations are made from the point of applications and after the offer of a place on the programme a health questionnaire and full assessment is completed and adjustments are made to support accessibility for trainees with physical, mental or other health issues.
Placement schools across North Yorkshire are selected to support trainees with accessibility issues. Trainees needing support in different ways will be placed according to the strengths of the schools within the partnership.
The main central training site and on-line learning platform supports access for all learners.
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Choose a training location
You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Harrogate Town and Rural Area Schools
Bilton Grange School, Bilton Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 3BA
Ripon and Rural Schools
Skipton Area, South and North Craven Schools
Skipton Area Schools BD20 8HB
Yorkshire Inclusive Teaching School Alliance - Leeds Area Schools
Hollin Hill Drive, Leeds LS8 2PW
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