As a secondary teacher, your role is to inspire a love of your subject, enabling each student to reach their full potential and thrive throughout the pivotal ages from 11 to 16 and beyond.

At Red Kite, we’re passionate about making a difference to the lives and development of young people. We’ll help you to become an exceptional teacher and specialist within your chosen subject at GCSE level, plus our post-16 enhancement will give you the knowledge you need to also teach your subject at ‘A’ Level.

Our School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) Secondary Course is a one-year course based in two of our partner schools across West and North Yorkshire. Here you’ll work with inspirational teachers, who will show you how to teach your subject in school and to help students overcome their subject challenges.

On successful completion of your course, you’ll receive a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) from the University of Leeds.

In an incredibly challenging year due to the uncertainty caused by Covid-19, 92% of Secondary trainees looking for employment in September had secured their first jobs by July. Of those employed, 86% are teaching within our region.

Course list

Art & Design 11 - 16 with post16 enhancement
Biology 11 - 16 with post16 enhancement
Chemistry 11 - 16 with post16 enhancement
Computing 11 - 16 with post16 enhancement
English 11 - 16 with post16 enhancement
Geography 11 - 16 with post16 enhancement
History 11 - 16 with post16 enhancement
Maths 11 - 16 with post16 enhancement
MFL 11 - 16 with post16 enhancement
PE 11 - 16 with post16 enhancement
Physics 11 - 16 with post16 enhancement
Religious Education 11 - 16 with post16 enhancement
11 -16 English/Maths/Biology/Chemistry/ Physics with SEND

Secondary Course Structure

The main focus of the SCITT course is the in-school placement, which is where you’ll spend the majority of your training year.

School placements are punctuated with university sessions, professional development training sessions, mini placements for enrichment in curriculum focus areas and subject knowledge and pedagogy training. Subject knowledge is supported by expert colleagues from across the partnership of schools for each subject.

Entry Criteria

Applicants should be qualified to degree level, 2:2 or above (or in their final year of University with a predicted 2:2 or above).
Secondary applicants should have a degree relevant to the subject they want to teach. We consider related A-Level qualifications where your degree is not directly related for our Maths and Physics courses.
All applicants are required to have a GCSE/O'level/iGCSE* at grade C/4 or above in Maths and English.

*or international equivalent

Experience of being in a school and/or working with young people is preferred and will be beneficial during the application process. You can contact us to arrange school experience.

You must be eligible to study in the UK. We are unable to sponsor student route visas.