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About Us

02508Northern Lights SCITT’s commitment to excellence is reflected in its Initial Teacher Training programme, throughout which trainees benefit from the very best “hands on” training and high quality professional development, delivered by experienced members of staff from schools across the Alliance.

Northern Lights Teaching School Alliance and SCITT are led by an ‘outstanding’ school at the forefront of teaching and learning: Skipton Girls’ High School.

The school has gained national recognition in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) as well as English, Arts and Humanities which are strong in their own rights.

Placement schools, for both Primary and Secondary, are located across rural North Yorkshire, the spa town of Harrogate, West Yorkshire and the vibrant city of Bradford, which is currently experiencing a resurgence and influx of investment.

Personalisation is at the heart of our programmes. The Subject Leads (Secondary) and Lead Mentor (Primary) stay with the trainee throughout the year and offer a key point of continuing support. Mentors are specialists who support each trainee through the day-to-day issues and opportunities that every new teacher faces in the classroom.

Northern Lights SCITT will develop thinking, reflective, and brave teachers who will place the welfare and progress of their students at the centre of their practice. Trainees who successfully complete the course will be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). As an integral part of the course, trainees will study Masters’ level modules which will lead to a PGCE and 60 Masters credits.

Our ethos of reflective and collaborative professional development will seek to support our newly qualified teachers as they build their careers, through the NLTSA leadership programmes.

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