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Red Kite Primary Teacher Training Programme


This is an opportunity to get to know your Lead Tutors and fellow trainees and to find out more about your training year. You will meet trainees who have just completed their training with us and have a chance to benefit from their experiences and advice.


Your training begins in your home school on the first day of term in September. You will be immersed in school life for the Autumn term, gradually building up the amount of time that you teach.

From January you move to your second placement school and experience a contrasting environment.

In March you will return to your home school to teach a different class. This means you will be supported by a mentor that you already know well and who understands the progress you will have made.

Red Kite Professional Development

Your training will be based at one of our Hub Schools. We place a lot of emphasis on developing your subject knowledge and pedagogy so that you can feel confident to teach all subject areas and in particular Maths, English and Science.

Trainee Progress Leader

You will have a Trainee Progress Leader who will be there to support you at each stage of the course. You will see your progress leader regularly at Red Kite Professional Development days, they will visit you in your placements schools and be available by telephone and email to offer you individual support at other times.

Mini Placements

Your five mini placements will give you a unique opportunity to broaden your experience in a range of schools and contexts.

University of Leeds

You will spend 8 days at the world class School of Education at the University of Leeds. The taught sessions, led by leading educational researchers will support you to develop an evidence based approach to teaching, helping you to reflect on what works and why. You will complete 4 assignments leading to 60 Masters Level Credits. 

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