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Train to be a Primary School Teacher

The Sheffield Teaching School Alliance in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University is pleased to offer School Direct places for Initial Teacher Training from September 2018.

Our training will provide trainees with:

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) including 60 Masters’ Credits and
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from Sheffield Hallam University.

Places are available in an excellent and varied network of schools across Sheffield. The schools who are partnered with the Alliance will offer high quality training for trainees who wish to train to teach in Primary Phases. Our Primary places also include training opportunities for people who would like to teach in a special school context. 

Your training will take place in a collaborative and supportive network of schools where you will gain experience in two contrasting schools and a variety of educational settings.

Your training has been developed in close collaboration with the University and includes a ‘return Friday’ for much of the year where you will attend Sheffield Hallam University with fellow trainees.  In University you will be tutored by specialist academic staff and have the opportunity to explore your own subject knowledge away from the classroom and to reflect on classroom experience with professionals.

There will be a shorter placement in the middle of the year where you will be able to gain experience in a contrasting setting according to identified needs. During the placements, there will be further training provided by the schools and the alliance. As a group of schools we have developed a specialised programme of training which is designed to complement academic input but also to utilise the expertise and strengths of the staff and schools in the alliance.

Applications for this programme are open now and must be made via the UCAS Teacher Training application scheme.