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Primary

Red Kite 2021 (4)

There’s no more rewarding career than teaching

As a primary teacher, you’ll prepare children for life – academically and emotionally. You’ll encourage them to be curious about the world around them, inspiring a love of learning and empowering them to reach their full potential.

At Red Kite Teacher Training, we offer two school-based primary routes that give you the experience and confidence to begin teaching as soon as you are qualified.

Our Primary School Direct and Primary SCITT courses are both based in our partner schools across West and North Yorkshire.

On successful completion you will receive recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from Red Kite Teacher Training and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) from the University of Leeds.


Our Primary Courses

Primary 3-7

Primary 3-7 specialises in Early Years and Key Stage 1, teaching you how to give children the best possible start to learning in a fun and creative way, with a focus on early maths and phonics.

You’ll also develop all the skills you need to teach children in any Primary year group, which gives you the flexibility to teach older year groups once you’re qualified.

During your course, you’ll work with many inspirational teachers from across the partnership, showing you how they continuously strive to improve practice in the classroom, and enable progression across the full range of Primary year groups.

Primary 5-11

The Primary 5-11 course provides a broad range of teaching experience across Key Stages 1 and 2. As with the 3-7 and 7-11 courses, you’ll develop the skills to teach any Primary age group once you’re qualified, but this course will give you the opportunity to experience teaching within the different Key Stages during your placements.

In the Primary year groups, creativity is at the heart of our teaching, both in the core subjects of English, Maths and Science, and across the full breadth of National Curriculum Primary subjects.

You’ll enjoy working with many inspirational teachers from across the partnership, showing you how they continuously strive to improve practice in the classroom, and enable progression across the full range of Primary year groups. You’ll also develop inspirational and innovative techniques to enthuse and engage young people.

Primary 7-11

The Primary 7-11 course specialises in teaching Key Stage 2, developing children’s social skills and academic knowledge to a high level in Year 6. In these year groups creativity is at the heart of our teaching, both in the core subjects of English, Maths and Science, and across the full breadth of National Curriculum Primary subjects.

You’ll enjoy working with many inspirational teachers from across the partnership, showing you how they continuously strive to improve practice in the classroom, and enable progression across the full range of Primary year groups. You’ll also develop inspirational and innovative techniques to enthuse and engage young people.

Throughout the course, you’ll be developing all the skills you need to teach children in any Primary year group, giving you the flexibility to teach younger year groups once you’re qualified.

Primary with SEND

This high-quality programme is designed for entrants to the teaching profession who aspire to teach in special schools or to become Special Educational Needs Coordinators in mainstream schools. 

The programme is delivered by serving SENDCos and professionals based in special schools.

The programme is sufficiently flexible to allow trainees to access learning on-line; to train within their locality; and to tailor the year to meet their needs. Trainees will experience placements in mainstream and special school settings.

In addition to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), trainees will achieve a PGCE from the University of Leeds. This evidence-based research will support trainees’ critical thinking about behaviour and barriers to learning related to teaching children with learning difficulties.

By the end of the programme, trainees will be equipped to complete their NQT induction in mainstream and special school settings.

The course provides a broad range of teaching experience across Key Stages 1 and 2. 

In the Primary year groups, creativity is at the heart of our teaching, both in the core subjects of English, Maths and Science, and across the full breadth of National Curriculum Primary subjects.

You’ll enjoy working with many inspirational teachers from across the partnership, showing you how they continuously strive to improve practice in the classroom, and enable progression across the full range of Primary year groups. You’ll also develop inspirational and innovative techniques to enthuse and engage young people.


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Red Kite 2021 (5)Primary Course Structure

The main focus of the course is the in-school placement, which is where trainees spend the majority of their training year.

School placements are punctuated with University sessions, professional development training sessions, mini placements for enrichment in curriculum focus areas and subject knowledge and pedagogy training.

Subject knowledge is supported by expert colleagues from across the partnership of schools as well as sessions delivered by the University and curriculum hubs within our area. This includes the Computing hub, STEM learning hub, the English hub and the Maths Hub.


Entry Criteria

Applicants should be qualified to degree level, ideally a 2:2 or above (or in their final year of University with a 2:2 or above as a predicted grade).

All degree disciplines will be considered for Primary applications.

All applicants are required to have a GCSE/O'level/iGCSE* at grade C/4 or above in Maths and English.

Primary applicants also need a GCSE/O'level/iGCSE* (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above in Science.

*or international equivalent

Experience of being in a school and/or working with young people is preferred and will be beneficial during the application process. You can contact us to arrange school experience.

You must be eligible to study in the UK. We are unable to sponsor student route visas.

Red Kite Education

Red Kite TSH, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Harrogate Grammar School, Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0DZ

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