The Leeds Teaching School Alliance SCITT offers potential trainees the opportunity to train to teach in excellent Primary and Secondary schools within the Leeds area.

As an accredited provider of Initial Teacher Training, Leeds Teaching School Alliance SCITT is pleased to offer a programme which leads to QTS and PGCE for both Primary and Secondary phases. We offer PGCE through Sheffield Hallam University, to ensure a high quality of qualification including 60 M level credits.

What we offer

  • Outstanding levels of support through a personal mentor, a professional mentor and a lead expert in your subject.
  • Everyday experience of outstanding teaching in the alliance of schools we work with. These schools are all OFSTED Good or Outstanding and geographically convenient for people living in West Yorkshire.
  • Expert training and support in acquiring your qualified teacher status and PGCE, including 60 M Level credits.
  • The opportunity to belong to a cohort of like-minded trainees who will learn together and support each other professionally and socially.
  • The opportunity to experience a wide range of enhancing experiences such as time at The Elliott Hudson Sixth Form College and a school for students with profound learning difficulties.
  • Excellent employment opportunities following your successful completion of our programme.
Nelson Mandela once said: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart”. This quote illustrates the reason why I am passionate about languages and why I am eager to impart the same enthusiasm in the students. For me, teaching a foreign language means inspiring cultural awareness and empathy for people from other cultures.

I chose to study at The Leeds Teaching School Alliances because of its good reputation and I wasn’t disappointed. It has been an extremely rewarding experience where I have felt strongly supported by the caring network of people who work at the LTSA.

Sara, Modern Foreign Languages
I am currently working as a Cover Supervisor at The Morley Academy. I chose to do my teacher training with LTSA because it is an extremely friendly and encouraging environment. All of the staff are so supportive and work so hard to ensure you become the best teacher you can possibly be. I know I am going to receive outstanding training and guidance and become an outstanding teacher.
Candice, Drama
I found being in a position of starting a completely new career, years after graduating from university a daunting prospect, but the level of support and guidance I received from the LTSA helped nurture my transition back into learning into an extremely rewarding and enjoyable experience. I have met some incredible professionals and made some very good friends throughout this often strenuous, but enlightening journey. I now feel confident to step into my role as teacher of ICT and other general subjects at Brighouse High School in September and to begin the next stage in my new career.
Tom, Computer Science
The LTSA is an extremely supportive organisation that equipped me with the personalised guidance that I needed to develop my teaching practice, succeed with the course and secure employment.
Emma, English
I chose to train with the LTSA as I was eager to get straight into the classroom and wanted to learn from the outstanding professionals who work within the Alliances. It was definitely the right choice for me as I have thoroughly enjoyed my training year so far; it has been exciting, rewarding and challenging all at the same time and the support and guidance that I have received from mentors has been fantastic. Working alongside so many other brilliant trainees has meant that we help each other to develop our practice and we all get an insight into how each school in the Alliances works . Training with the Alliance put me in an excellent position for finding future employment as I was able to secure an NQT role at The Morley Academy for September 2015.
Sam, Mathematics
The school direct programme was a fantastic way in to teaching for me. Having spent a number of years in schools, it enables me to get stuck in to teaching very early on in the course and provided me with fantastic opportunities throughout the year. Stephen, Sara and Hester were professional, helpful and caring, providing me with first class support which made my experience an enjoyable one. I could not recommend a better way to get in to teaching.
Robert, Physical Education
School Direct was definitely the right option for me as I got to spend a whole school year training and thus got a better picture of day-to-day school life which helped prepare me for my first job. The training with the LTSA was varied and exciting as we got to experience many different schools that all excel in their own way. I find planning lessons, giving meaningful feedback to students and dealing with pastoral care almost second nature thanks to the structure and excellent mentoring provided by the LTSA. And as a Physics teacher, learning how to express my subject in an engaging and accurate way was catered for by outstanding subject knowledge development days.
James, Physics
I came from a previous job in academia and wanted to get involved in teaching early on in the course. The LTSA allowed me to observe lessons and then start teaching when I was ready with the support of the host teachers. I have enjoyed adapting teaching to suit classes as well as integrating my understanding from assignments on theories of learning into my practice.

I am going to teach A-level Physics within The GORSE Academies Trust at the newly established Elliott Hudson College. I am looking forward to encouraging the development of students from their entry at KS5 to careers or further education.

Nicholas, Physics