King James' School

King James´s leads the way in teacher training

King James´s leads the way in teacher training


King James´s School is heading up an alliance of five leading Yorkshire schools offering high-quality teacher training from September 2014.

The White Rose Alliance (WRA) is a partnership of King James´s School, The Grammar School at Leeds, Allerton Grange School, Stokesley School and Thirsk School and Sixth Form College. The WRA is part of a new government intiative to give schools a key role in the training of teachers. In its first year, the WRA will offer School Direct on-the-job training to eight graduates in English, mathematics, history, geography, biology, chemistry and French/German. Alongside their subject work, trainees will follow an educational and professional studies programme at King James´s that covers issues such as behaviour management, lesson planning and the use of data and assessment. Trainees will undertake placements at two partner schools as well as experiencing different educational contexts in all partner schools.

As Deputy Head Carole Walton explains: "Student teachers who choose the White Rose Alliance will benefit from our proven track record in bringing teachers into the profession through high-quality training. Trainee teachers will have the advantage of spending their time in the classroom with pupils in five educational establishments which reflect the rich diversity of our region."

The programme is being supported and accredited by the University of Leeds. Successful students will achieve a PGCE with qualified teacher status at the end of the year.

Applications are open now and to find out more about School Direct with the White Rose Alliance, please see our website.

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