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Initial Teacher Training

Red Kite Teacher Training is one of the largest school-based providers of teacher training in North and West Yorkshire.

They work in partnership with schools across the region, as well as the University of Leeds, to train new teachers who are confident in the classroom and are sought after by future employers as accomplished practitioners.

Red Kite Teacher Training 

Red Kite Teacher Training offers school-based routes into teaching through a large partnership of Primary, Secondary and Special Schools based in and around North and West Yorkshire. Initial Teacher Training programmes are tailored to individual needs and aspirations in partnership with the University of Leeds. With a proven track record of supporting and bringing talented teachers into the profession, experienced practitioners deliver outstanding training in schools within the partnership. In addition to the School Centred Initial Teacher (SCITT), there is an Assessment Only route for professionals already employed in a school. 

We are proud to host trainee teachers in our school bringing fresh ideas and research-led ideas to our classrooms. Mentoring and training facilitation opportunities provide professional growth opportunities for our staff.

Red Kite Teaching School Hub 

Red Kite Teaching School Hub is one of 87 centres of excellence for teacher training and development serving a network of schools across North Yorkshire and its partnership schools in West Yorkshire. The teaching school hub programme is part of a comprehensive strategy dedicated to supporting teachers throughout their careers with the goal of improving education across the region. It forms part of the implementation of a national recruitment and retention strategy to raise teacher quality and effectiveness.  

Our newly qualified teachers follow the Early Career Framework with Red Kite Teaching School Hub. The two year programme provides support and development to provide newly qualified teachers with the best start to their careers. 

Our teachers and leaders have access to a suite of National Professional Qualifications, providing nationally recognised qualification steeped in rigorous educational research. 

We value the professional development opportunities for our staff to facilitate and support the delivery of Red Kite Teaching School Hub provision.

“Doing my teacher training placement at Guiseley School really cemented my desire to be a great teacher. The mentors were so supportive, and the training so thorough, that I never felt overwhelmed or out of my depth. Red Kite also provided exceptional tuition in pedagogy and subject knowledge, so by the end of the year I felt totally prepared for my ECT years”

— Dr. Cook, Teacher of Geography at Guiseley School

“Teacher training with Red Kite allowed me to develop the confidence and ability to become a secondary school Maths teacher. Being in school from day one allows you to really get stuck in which helps you to make relationships quickly with staff and students at your placement school. Whilst the ITT year is at times challenging, Red Kite are always there to support you along the way. I would recommend teacher training with Red Kite to anyone who is interested in becoming a teacher. It is the best job in the world!”

— Miss Marshall, Teacher of Mathematics at Guiseley School