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Train To Teach

Training outstanding teachers of the future

As an Alliance, we are firmly committed to the belief that the best way to train to teach is to learn within a school setting, working alongside outstanding, experienced and dynamic teachers. The Yarrow Schools Teaching Alliance has the commitment, the drive and the capacity to deliver first class training to first class students, who in turn will become first class teachers and leaders of the future.

Our teacher training programme is a school-based course offering graduates the chance to train to teach on the job leading, on successful completion, to Qualified Teacher Status. An exciting and 21st century alternative to the traditional PGCE route.

A school based approach for those with a real commitment to engage children and change lives

If you want to make a difference to young people’s lives and inspire children to fulfil their potential, then this is the training programme for you. In undertaking initial teacher training with the YSTA, you can be assured that you will receive the highest quality training. We currently have over thirty schools across the Alliance: large and small, urban and rural, community and faith (Roman Catholic, Church of England and Methodist). We also welcome high schools as part of the alliance and  we can guarantee that Key Stage 2 trainees can gain experience shadowing colleagues in Key Stage 3. Because of this diversity within our Alliance, we can guarantee all of our trainees will have the opportunity to train in a variety of schools giving them the experience needed to become confident, versatile and outstanding teachers. 

In choosing to train with the YSTA, we genuinely believe you could have no better start to your career. If you are truly committed to teaching and have a real desire to engage and inspire the next generation, there is no better route into the profession.

Please see our upcoming events section which details when our next Open Event will be held.