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School-based Training

Leeds Trinity University > School-based Training


​To help you build the skills and confidence you’ll need to become a teacher, you’ll complete at least 24 weeks of school-based training as art of your degree.

Thanks to the reputation we've developed for the quality of our teacher training, we've developed high quality partnerships with hundreds of schools that will give you access to opportunities in a wide range of education settings. We work with a diverse range of schools – from small rural schools to large, inner-city high schools where you will work as part of a multi-professional team.

We recognise that schools in the Yorkshire and the Humber region have specific areas of strength and challenges. We work with 'Outstanding' schools who are leading innovations in education, as well as schools that may have large intakes of vulnerable groups of children, or who may have difficulties in reaching outcome targets at the end of key stages. When you train with Leeds Trinity, you will benefit from seeing best practice in school improvement, whichever school you train in.

Organising your school-based training

We have a dedicated School Partnerships team who will work with you to find the right opportunity. You'll be allocated a link tutor for each placement with extensive experience in your Primary Education area, who will visit you in school and quality assure the training you receive in school.

Preparing for your school-based training

Before you complete each school-based training block, you'll take part in intensive and immersive preparation training led by your Primary Education lecturers. The training is tailored to each age phase of Primary Education, with a series of preparation sessions and talks designed to help you identify your strengths and understand how to demonstrate your skills and how you will meet the Teachers' Standards during your school-based training.

Support during your school-based training

You will receive regular support from your link tutor and school-based mentor throughout your school-based training to ensure that you're making the most of the opportunity.

Funding your school-based training

You will receive a £150 subsidy from Leeds Trinity for each block of school-based training you complete, which can be used towards any expenses that occur when completing your training.

Focus Days

Focus Days are additional days in school that aim to enhance your understanding of pupils' learning in a wider context. They take place in the first and second year of your degree.

Alternative placements

We recognise the diversity of settings where good teachers are needed, so we also give you the chance to complete professional work placements in alternative contexts such as museums, schools abroad and in special provision schools.

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