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Red Kite Teacher Training: Why train with us?

Trainees flourish at Red Kite Teacher Training. They develop into confident and well-informed practitioners.

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Red Kite Teacher Training: Across North and West Yorkshire

Our unrivalled network of training bases means you can chose to be based in the north, south, east of west of the region.

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Red Kite Teacher Training: We have an exclusive partnership with the University of Leeds

Providing you with a unique and privileged access to our highly regarded training network.

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Generous bursaries and scholarships available

Receive up to £30,000 to support you through your training.

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Welcome to Red Kite Teacher Training

We are an Ofsted Outstanding Provider of school-based teacher training in North and West Yorkshire. We work in partnership with schools across the region, as well as the University of Leeds, to train new teachers who are confident in the classroom and are sought after by future employers as accomplished practitioners.

In February 2024, Ofsted highlighted that “trainees experience high-quality training underpinned by well-chosen age and subject specific practice. They benefit from training that is intelligently aligned across the centre and placement schools. For example, mentors help trainees deepen their understanding of central training on early reading in their evolving classroom practice.”

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SECONDARY Teacher Training

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Train to Teach PART TIME

Our vision is to train evidence-informed, professional and inclusive teachers who can meet the challenges of the future and lead learning in a diverse educational landscape.

Committed to the highest quality Teacher Training around

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Outstanding Teacher Training

Focusing on finding the teacher in you.

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Outstanding Placements

We have a diverse range of locations.

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Outstanding Support

We’re with you every step of the way.

Highlights: Feature

Outstanding Ofsted for Red Kite Teacher Training

Red Kite Teaching Training has received an ‘Outstanding’ rating for both primary and secondary provision. 

A thorough assessment of the Red Kite Teacher Training provision was conducted between 5th and 8th of February.  A team of three of Her Majesty’s Inspectors and four Ofsted Inspectors met with governors, leaders and members of the SCITT team and reviewed a wide sample of documentation and training programme material. They also visited 10 schools, five primary and five secondary, to observe and interview trainees and speak with school leaders, mentors and staff.

Inspectors found that “Trainees flourish at Red Kite Teacher Training” and “experience high-quality training.” They noted that “training is driven by a strong vision of excellence that is shared and exceptionally well realised.”

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Red Kite Teacher Training 23-24

Overall I think Red Kite has a really good training programme which is associated with the University of Leeds and many other partners. The placement schools are spread across Leeds and North Yorkshire. I am already a research scientist at the University of Leeds so to get the chance of another year as a Leeds Uni student was important to me.

Kamalika Sengupta

Chemistry Trainee

Taking that first lesson was probably my highlight, having that sense of working with the class teacher but using the behavioural techniques we learnt and having the children respond to you was a great feeling.

Robert Chesson-Holroyd

Primary with Maths Trainee

Gaining experience in a real school setting before applying to Red Kite was invaluable in preparing me for the course.

Luise Horner

English Trainee

The level of support you get both inside and outside the school environment is second to none. I don’t know of another training provider who supports you in the same way especially before the course has even begun with all the learning resources and tips. There is a real sense of community between all the trainees, we’re all on the same journey together and everyone is really supportive of each other.

Craig Robson

Primary 5-11 Trainee

I believe the training provided by Red Kite has prepared me fully for my NQT year and beyond. I’ve felt fully supported by everyone at Red Kite throughout my entire training year. The ITT year is not an easy one, but having such consistent and effective training and support

Sophie Ziliukas

Ilkley Grammar School
Modern Foreign Languages 2019/20

I have really enjoyed the course. It has been challenging due to COVID but I think that the course was adapted really well especially given all the challenges that were thrown in the way. For me what I liked best about the course was the personal touch, I wasn’t just a number in a big organisation. I was able to build relationships with the ECL’s and mentors.

Andrea Knowle

Primary Part Time Trainee

Meet the Team. Here to support you all the way.

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Victoria Lickley

SCITT Director


Cherie Moore

Secondary Programme Lead


Mally Dolphin

Secondary Programme Lead


Matthew Browne

Primary Programme Lead


Katherine Wood

Primary Programme Lead


Becky Ghaznavi

Business Information Manager


Emma Johnson

Marketing Manager


Clare Heron


Jo Mottram

David Bergan

David Bergan


Marie Byrne

Allison Palmer

Allison Palmer


Sally Hughes


Chloe Percival


Kathy Murdie


Zoe Strickland


Diana Frost


Kat McKay

Red Kite Education

Red Kite Teacher Training is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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