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Red Kite Teacher Training: Why train with us?

We're committed to quality, dedicated to diversity. You’ll be choosing some of the highest quality training around and giving yourself the strongest possible chance of landing your dream teaching job.

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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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Welcome to Red Kite Teacher Training

We are one of the largest school-based providers of 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.

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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.

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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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Train to Teach with us

By becoming part of the Red Kite family, you’ll be choosing some of the highest quality training around and giving yourself the strongest possible chance of landing your dream teaching job.

We’re a supportive, caring and inclusive community of expert trainers and partner schools who share a collective belief that classroom-based training provides the very best start to your teaching career.

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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

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Victoria Lickley

SCITT Director


Jen Berry

SEND Programme Lead


Caroline Haley

Secondary Programme Lead


Cherie Moore

Secondary Programme Lead


Matthew Browne

Primary Programme Lead


Katherine Wood

Primary Programme Lead


Lesley Weston


Tom Hanson


Clare Heron


Jo Mottram


Gemma Gardner

David Bergan

David Bergan


Marie Byrne


Sally Hughes


Nicola Whiting


Chloe Campbell


Ceri Marsden


Kathy Murdie

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