School Direct PGCE in Partnership with York Saint John University

We offer a school direct PGCE course in partnership with York Saint John University in the following subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
  • MFL (French and Spanish)
  • Physical Education
  • Drama
  • Religious Studies
  • Music
  • History
  • Geography

Teacher Experience Week

Macmillan Training School is keen to support all individuals interested in pursuing a teaching career and especially Post 16 students/university students who are interested in becoming teachers of the future to this end we offer a Teacher Experience week in June, which provides delegates the opportunity to experience what life is like as a teacher (primary and secondary options available).

School Direct Teacher Training

School Direct courses are based on the skills providers are looking for in a early career teacher (ECT). We work as a lead school direct school in partnersip with York Saint John University.

We are in an excellent position at Macmillan currently but not all students in the North East get such a fantastic deal - many students are taught by non-specialists on a regular basis. ITT recruitment of the right people into the profession and keeping them in the profession is the key to offering the best deal for all students.

Our role is to make the best teachers we have ever had and our extensive involvement in ITT has helped us to recruit the best ECTs to our school and as a Training School we have the opportunity to extend this to our alliance schools. We believe that supporting others makes you self-reflective and improves your own practice.

We host 30+ ITT placements each year, working in partnership with York Saint John University, Durham University, The University of Sunderland, Northumbria University, Shotton Hall and Durham SCITT.

We have offered places through this training route in English, maths, history, geography, drama, MFL, science and PE and are looking forward to further developing this school-based ITT route in the coming year.

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