Yorkshire Inclusive Teaching School Alliance

ITT/School Direct  »  Our Partnership with Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT



We are pleased to be working in collaboration with Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT offering School Direct programmes in primary and secondary to deliver a year-long, school-based programme of Initial Teacher Training. Validated by Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT and University of Huddersfield, the programme leads to a PGCE with QTS.  To apply for any of these courses, search https://www.gov.uk/find-postgraduate-teacher-training-courses  We are provider 1ER.


We support a partnership of primary schools in Halifax who have extensive experience of supporting trainee teachers.  The partnership is based at Parkinson Lane Community Primary School, Halifax. For further information please contact Linda Brown lindab@parkinsonlane.calderdale.sch.uk 


Our secondary partnership is based in Leeds. We offer a full range of subjects.  We also offer a salaried course in mathematics.   Our current school partners are not able to support salaried places this year.  If you are already working in a school, or could find a school to host you, we would happily support you to achieve a PGCE with QTS.  Contact YorkshireInclusiveTSA@eastsilc.org


Starting on the first day of the Autumn Term, you will be based in your "home" school for four days a week.  You will be seen as a member of staff, quickly appreciating the workplace and seeing theory put into practice every day.  One day every week you will attend central training.  You will undertake training by staff in your "home" school as well as workshops and other activities with student teachers from across the partnership.

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.  Most of your time will be spent in one main school.  In the Spring term you will be placed in another school.  Our placement strategy is aimed at giving you the best preparation possible for your teaching career.  During the programme you will spend time in a variety of schools and contexts including mainstream schools, special schools, Pupil Referral Units (PRU), and the Medical Needs Teaching Service.

You will need to demonstrate that you meet the Teachers' Standards to achieve QTS.  You will also complete 2 PGCE modules:

Module 1: –  Evidence Based Practice (30 Credits)

This module will focus on the development of trainees’ practice in relation to behaviour management. Assessment is based on a portfolio of evidence of your work in the classroom and a written reflection of the development of their practice in this area.

Module 2: -  Curriculum Development (30 Credits)

This module provides a structured opportunity for trainees to develop innovative and original curriculum resources. Assessment is based on the development and evaluation of a unit of work undertaken with pupils in the placement school.