Teacher training course first for North Yorkshire

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Primary schools across the Harrogate and Hambleton districts are joining forces to offer the first school-based primary teacher training course in North Yorkshire.

Six schools in the districts have set up a school centred initial teacher training scheme (SCITT) which will offer 20 places a year to graduates who want to be teachers.

The North Yorkshire campus, NY Inspire, has been established as a branch of the High Force scheme.

South Otterington Church of England Primary; Meadowside Community Primary; St Johns Church of England Primary; Knayton Church of England Primary; Boroughbridge Community Primary; Holy Trinity Juniors, Ripon and Ainderby Steeple Church of England Primary, Northallerton, will work together to train teachers.

A conference and training centre for students will be based at Holy Trinity Juniors in Ripon.

All students on the course will also undertake special school teaching practice at The Dales School, Morton-on-Swale.

Kate Williamson, headteacher of South Otterington said: “We want to bring on outstanding teachers and to train the teachers of the future in our schools, as members of our teams and sharing good practice.

“We are looking for graduates to join us who will be caring, hard-working and reflective trainees.”

County Coun Arthur Barker, Executive Member for Schools said: “We want all schools to develop effective partnerships, and share knowledge and good practice so that all of the county’s children have access to high quality teaching and learning.

NYInspire is holding an open day for people interested in becoming a primary school teacher at Holy Trinity Church of England primary school, Ripon on February 7 between 1pm and 6pm. Call 01833 630487 or email info@highforceeducation.org.uk