Trainees are based in various schools in North Yorkshire.
There are opportunities to visit and work in schools in other more diverse areas during the spring and summer terms including a special educational needs school, a secondary school, schools with a number of EAL pupils (pupils with English as an additional language) and a placement in a pupil referral unit.
You will be placed for a main placement in one of the following schools. Factors deciding which school you are placed in include your geographical location, your previous experience, your ability to travel as well as the school’s strengths and whether they feel able to take a trainee into the appropriate class.
Central training will be held at Harrogate Cricket Club pavilion, which is equipped with wi-fi, tea and coffee facilities and is a short walk from central Harrogate. This comfortable venue offers us a choice of training rooms with areas for quiet conversations as well as inspiring views.
I enjoyed the course and felt that the balance between core training and school based sessions really helped prepare me for my NQT year. The tutors and mentors were all very supportive.