You will be trained in a supportive and aspirational environment that will prepare you to deliver outstanding lessons where pupils make exceptional progress. You will learn the skills to deliver creative, purposeful and challenging lessons.

Your training will be delivered by expert teachers in your host school and will be enhanced by attendance at The Huddersfield Horizon SCITT. You will spend the majority of your year in your main school, but you will also have another placement in a different school during the spring term.

In the first week of your training you will attend a Trainee Conference where you will have the opportunity to meet other trainees on the programme and receive an introduction into key aspects of a teacher's skills set.

You will be assigned a mentor from your host school and also a Tutor from the SCITT. Your mentor will be trained to observe you effectively in the classroom and give you rich developmental feedback on your teaching. You will also have meetings with the ITT co-ordinator on a regular basis. From the beginning you will be treated as any other member of staff and will attend staff meetings, INSET days and parents evenings. You will be in school from the first day of the school year so you will feel part of the team from day one.

Special School Experience

As a trainee on the course you will be given the opportunity to spend one week in a Special School within the Alliance. This will give you a valuable insight into the work of staff who teach children with severe learning or physical disabilities.

Some of the courses within our programme offer the opportunity to train mostly in a Special school. If you are interested in working in a Special school you should choose Castle Hill as the campus when applying for the course. Trainees following the Special School Focus programme will spend 40 days in a Mainstream school.


The tuition fee for this course is £9000. After successfully completing the course you will have QTS Status with 60 Masters' Credits and will have gained valuable experience in a range of teaching environments.