Why Train to Teach with Beckfoot Trust Teacher Training?
At Beckfoot, our school motto is “Enjoy - Learn – Succeed”.
Our students are at the heart of all we do, and we want to train teachers who are committed to these values.
The Beckfoot School Direct Partnership is a collaboration between all schools in the Beckfoot Trust. All schools are located within a 20 minute drive of Beckfoot School in Bingley, making planning and experiencing placements easier.
Beckfoot was rated “Outstanding” in all areas by Ofsted, and working alongside Leeds Trinity University, Leeds Beckett University and Bradford Birth-19 SCITT, we take a lead role in delivering exceptional teacher training, supported by a clear vision and a powerful ethos that every single student can achieve great things.
Hands on experience
From day one trainees are immersed in school life, gaining experience and reflecting on learning. Trainees work with outstanding colleagues in classrooms on placements in different schools, and experience special school at Hazelbeck. Extra time can be spent in Hazelbeck, strengthening the trainees awareness of inclusion and the unique skill sets of special school teachers. Trainees very quickly get to know and become part of our school and student communities; ensuring them to feel comfortable and confident in this environment.
Individual support and personalised professional development
Trainees are supported from the point of acceptance, and offered opportunities to gain additional school experience. We provide individual mentoring from Beckfoot throughout the year, at placement schools, and from the host University. We provide a formal training programme following a structured career framework, customised to individual requirements.
Excellent future employment opportunities
On successful completion, trainees will be confident, student-centred, reflective teachers. We fully support our trainees with job applications and interviews for their first teaching job. Where possible, and capacity allowing, we try to appoint our trainees into our Trust schools.
The qualification gained is Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with a PGCE qualification from Leeds Trinity, Leeds Beckett University or Bradford Birth-19 SCITT. Retaining the academic rigor of postgraduate study carries 60 credits towards a Masters degree.