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Red Kite Secondary Teacher Training Programme


At induction you will meet your lead tutor and fellow trainees. On this day, you will have the opportunity to speak to trainees from our previous cohort and benefit from their experiences and advice.

Our induction day is held prior to the summer break.

Placement One

This will begin on the first day of the Autumn Term when you will spend 3 days a week in schools. The other 2 days a week will be with other trainees following our highly supportive taught programme.

Placement Two

Your second placement, beginning in February, will develop your practice in a contrasting school. The majority of your time will be in school, supported by further taught Red Kite sessions. Your teaching timetable will increase throughout the year to best prepare you for the challenges of your first teaching post.

Both placements will enable you to teach, analyse and reflect on the effectiveness of your lessons.

Red Kite Professional Development

Our high quality training programme models outstanding teaching and our pedagogical sessions will provide practical tools to support your developing teaching practice. You will also take part in subject specific professional development days to enhance you understanding of the curriculum, assessment and teaching strategies in your specialist area.

Trainee Progress Leader

Your Progress Leader 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 four mini placements will give you a unique opportunity to broaden your experience in a range of schools and contexts. These will focus on national priorities such as behaviour management and supporting pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). 

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 3 assignments leading to 60 Masters Level Credits. 

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