Northern Lights Teaching School Alliance and SCITT are led by two Outstanding schools at the forefront of teaching and learning: Skipton Girls’ High School, at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales and Feversham College, in culturally diverse Bradford. Both have gained national recognition in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) however in these Outstanding schools English, Arts and Humanities are strong in their own rights.
Placement schools 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/Phase Lead stays with the trainee throughout the year. 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.