Initial teacher training (ITT) and recruitment
Accredited school-led initial teacher training providers in Bradford train the next generation of teachers. SCITTs (school centred initial teacher training) deliver their own programmes and support their School Direct partnerships.
Some SCITTs from outside of Bradford operate within city, as do some School Direct partnerships linked to SCITTS and universities. The list of providers, below, is not an exhaustive list: these are the Bradford-based SCITTs and School Direct partnerships. Some providers offer early years, primary, secondary, and/or SEND training pathways.
Further information on ITT in Bradford is available via Bradford for Teaching.
Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT
Bradford Birth to 19 Teaching School Alliance, led by St Edmund’s Nursery School and Childrens’ Centre, offers primary and secondary programmes. It is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
Exceed SCITT, led by Exceed Academies Trust, offers primary programmes in Bradford, Keighley and Leeds and a specialist Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) programme with Shanidar Teaching School Alliance. It is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.
Northern Lights SCITT
Northern Lights SCITT, led by Skipton Girls’ High School, offers primary and secondary programmes. It is rated as ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ for leadership by Ofsted.
Beckfoot School Direct Partnership
Belle Vue Girls Academy
Bingley Grammar School
Chellow Heights School
Dixons Academies Trust
Ilkley and All Saints Teacher Training Partnership
St Edmund's Nursery School and Children's Centre
Shanidar School Direct
The Catholic School Partnership
Recruiting further education (FE) teachers from overseas
Department for Education (DfE) guidance