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Teacher Training

PGCE Primary with School Direct

Ilkley All Saints’ Teacher Training Partnership





Our teacher training partnership brings together good and outstanding schools from the local area. We offer you a uniquely welcoming environment in which to start your journey into teaching, embracing you as an individual with your own strengths, skills and interests. At the heart of our partnership, is a shared vision to provide you with the best possible foundation on which to build your career, offering you exciting training opportunities and dynamic teaching experiences.

The schools in our partnership recognise the importance of a strong Christian ethos; we look to promote the values of our faith with all who work and learn with us.


Ilkley All Saints’ Teacher Training Partnership develops confident, dynamic and knowledgeable teachers through its school-based opportunities in partnership with Leeds Trinity University.

We provide unique teacher training opportunities in a supportive and forward-thinking environment. The teachers in our partnership are outstanding practitioners who share a desire to be at the forefront of curriculum innovation, making learning topical, purposeful and thought-provoking. We look forward to working with you, offering high-quality training, mentoring and coaching that will develop you as a teacher. Ilkley All Saints’ Primary School is a National Support School which demonstrates our commitment to teacher development.


About the Course

We offer two Teacher Training programmes; PGCE Primary (3-7) and PGCE Primary (5-11). Both courses provide you with supported, school-based experiences, split into three teaching placements. Your first placement will be in a host school, followed by a second and third placement which will be in a home school. These placements will give you the training experiences and access to specialist support that will develop your confidence for the start of your teaching career.

During those weeks when you are not on placement, you will spend your time between Leeds Trinity University and the placement school. You will receive teaching from the university academic staff and training under the direction of the All Saints’ Primary School Teacher Training Partnership. Through our partnership, you will have access to specialist leaders who will contribute to your professional development. We have a range of professionals who can develop your skills and practice in specific areas, including: EYFS, Computing, SEND, Growth Mindsets and Assessment. In addition, you will supported by an experienced Lead Mentor and outstanding practitioners.

For more information about our Schools Direct Teacher Training Partnership please visit:

Entry Requirements

  • A degree in the subject area or a degree with a substantial portion relevant to National Curriculum programmes
  • GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at Grade C or above
    (or equivalent, including equivalent test)
  • Successful competition of the Professional Skills test for literacy and numeracy prior to the course starting

Successful Applicants

  • Meet the ‘national requirements’
    (Degree, GCSEs, DBS check, health clearance)
  • Have a good subject knowledge at degree level
  • Have some subject curriculum knowledge
  • Have a good understanding of what teachers do
  • Have some recent experience in a school setting
  • Often have some experience of working with children

How to Apply

Applications must be made through UCAS Teacher Training at

Search for postgraduate Teacher Training, select Primary and put our postcode LS29 9BE in the search for training provider. Our course codes are:

PGCE Primary 3 – 7 years: UCAS code 2Z79
PGCE Primary 5 -11 years: UCAS code 2Z7C

Further Information and Contact

For further information about our PGCE School Direct, please contact Chris Whitehead: You could also visit the partnership website: and



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