Why Red Kite?

We believe that a school-based route into teaching will give you the best possible start to your teaching career, and our Trainees agree!

When you start our Primary and Secondary SCITT courses and Primary School Direct course you are in school from day one but have the full support of your mentors and trainee progress leaders and will start by observing before building up the time you teach until you feel ready to take the class.

Some more benefits of teacher training with Red Kite include:

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The opportunity to work among a nationally recognised partnership of schools.
A high-quality training experience, delivered by outstanding practitioners, where you will be viewed as colleagues, not students.
Full access to student facilities at the University of Leeds including accommodation services, library, sports facilities, student discounts, and student support staff.
An induction programme starting on the first day of term. This will develop your confidence and will build on prior experience at your own pace.
A 'Progress Leader' who will guide you through all aspects of their personalised programme, from selection through to employment.
A combination of subject specialism and professional development days delivered at local hubs, reducing your travel time.
Professional development programme taught by outstanding practising teachers within the Red Kite Partnership
Experienced and well-trained mentors in placement schools.
Fantastic employment opportunities in our partnership schools.
Access to additional support after your training year through our Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) programmes.