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School Direct

School Direct was created in 2012 as a route with greater school participation to train more effective teachers.  As a route it has higher employment rates than traditional University led programmes.  Schools organise placements and work more closely to support the training with educational practitioners in schools.  


What are we offering at HART Alliance?

  • Do you want to train to be a teacher within the HART Alliance Schools?
  • Are you interested in gaining a PGCE (60 Masters Credits)?
  • Do you have a degree and GCSEs at least grade C in Maths, English and Science?
  • Are you reflective?

The HART Alliance runs a School Direct Partnership through the lead school of Bilton Grange Primary School in Harrogate to train applicants to teach at Early Years (3-7 years) level.  This includes a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status.  

Our accrediting body is HART of Yorkshire SCITT offering Qualified Teacher Status and PGCE through Northumbria University.

The HART Alliance works closely with the HART of Yorkshire SCITT and also offer Primary Teacher Training with a PGCE and QTS.

When can you talk to us?

During the Autumn and Spring terms, YSCITT personnel will be holding events to answer questions and support with applications.  Keep and eye on this page as we add more dates.

  • Open evenings – Come and talk to us about teaching and your application.  
    • Bilton Grange Primary School 6th October 2016 4-6.30pm
    • Leyburn Primary School 18th October 3-6pm
    • Askwith Primary School 5th December 6-8pm
  • Train to Teach Events – Come and meet all local providers and listen to the DfE speak about different routes into teaching
    • Hilton City Hotel Leeds  15th October 10am-2pm
    • York Royal Hotel 28th January 10am-2pm
  • UCAS Applications open for teacher training 2017-18 18th October 2016
  • Leeds Beckett University Graduate Careers Fair – 26th October 2016
  • Interview Days: 
    • 4th November
    • 10th Novermber
    • 24th November
    • 8th December
    • 12th January

Is Teaching for me?

Would I like...


  • A life-changing experience?
  • A new challenge?
  • A fulfilling career?
  • Every day to be different?
  • To work with young children and make a difference to their lives?

If you answer yes to most of these questions get in touch to start the journey.  Contact our School Direct co-ordinator on 07713 567185 for more information or find us on UCAS.

am I?

  • Enthusiastic about teaching?
  • Energetic and hardworking?
  • Reflective and evaluative?
  • A good communicator and listener, with a sense of humour?
  • Adaptable and flexible?
  • Able to use my initiative?
  • Passionate about learning?
  • Imaginative and creative?
  • Able to inspire and enthuse?
  • Well organised, focused and determined?
  • Resilient and able to cope with pressure?
  • Able to work in a team with other adults?
  • Self aware?

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