Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
Great teachers make great schools
We believe that school-centred ITT programmes bring the best new teachers into the profession
Immersing trainees in the school environment, alongside highly skilled teachers, enables them to think critically and make evidence supported decisions in the learning environment.
Our region has excellent provision for university-led and school-based training leading towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Post-graduate and undergraduate programmes are available at both primary and secondary and across a number of subject and specialism areas, including SEND and part-time courses.
Experienced teachers can also gain QTS through the Assessment Only (AO) route with some regional providers.
2023-24 Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Engagement
All Teaching School Hubs have a responsibility to build knowledge of the ITT landscapes in their regions so that they can support teacher recruitment and retention. Red Kite Teaching School Hub is working with schools and lead providers to gather information and understand the context of ITT delivery in Harrogate, Hambleton, Craven and Richmondshire. We are committed to ensure children and young people in our region have the most committed and talented teachers at all stages of their education.
Providers in our region
"We have an opportunity to influence future generations of teachers, sharing best practice with them, supporting them in their early careers, and growing our own teachers for the future"
The DfE has published guidance to explain what schools need to do to offer initial teaching training (ITT) placements from September 2024.
Teaching School Hubs nationwide have shared their positive experiences from engaging with ITT:
- Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
- Early Career Framework (ECF)
- Appropriate Body (AB)
- National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)
- Continuing Professional Development (CPD)