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AA TEAMWORKS SCITT

a high-quality training programme

About AA Teamworks

AA Teamworks West Yorkshire SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) is a high-quality training programme, offering trainees the opportunity to learn through an established Initial Teacher Education (ITE) partnership. We work with a wide range of local Primary and Secondary schools with whom we have built valuable relationships over a number of years. We excel in training Primary (5-11) teachers and secondary (11-16) teachers who can choose to specialise in English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History, PE, Design Technology, Art, Modern Foreign Languages, Religious Studies, Music or Computing.

Our Primary and Secondary school partners are based in Calderdale, Leeds, Kirklees, Bradford and Oldham. Partnering with local schools in the area, we feel fully encompasses the geographical, social and economic diversity of West Yorkshire, offering our alliance breadth and depth and allows all our trainees to experience a rich and varied training experience.

As a SCITT we believe that the next generation of teachers deserve quality support to ensure they have the best opportunity to succeed, and place as much value on our pastoral support as we do our training programme. Our partner schools, tutors and mentors share this belief and invest their time and experience in our trainees throughout their placements and their training to ensure they meet and exceed the expected standards and develop their knowledge, understanding and quality of teaching as they work their way through the programme.

We plan our training programme to reflect the best research evidence on the most effective ways of teaching and learning children and young people. Our rigorous programme is based entirely in schools, starting in a classroom from day one and includes training days taught by a specialist team of staff including classroom teachers, school leaders, SENCos, examiners and Specialist Leaders in Education. On completion of our programme our trainees achieve Qualified Teacher Status as well as a PGCE from the University of Huddersfield.

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