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September to June

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Cockburn School

As a trainee in Dance at Cockburn School, you will develop your subject knowledge and understanding of different examination specifications. We will train and equip you to be at the forefront of Dance teaching, providing you with the opportunity to teach across the curriculum and deliver a wide range of different topics, from Dancing Through the Decades and Musical Theatre to Cheerleading!

Successful candidates will gain experience in delivering a range of Dance styles and extracurricular opportunities on a local and national scale. There will also be many opportunities for collaborative and cross-curricular work.

With a smaller cohort than many other Dance ITT courses, Leeds SCITT offers you a very personal training experience where you are nurtured and equipped with the best tools to become a successful teacher.

The most enjoyable part of the course is working alongside subject specialists and improving subject knowledge

— Nicole, dance Trainee

From the Dance ITT School Lead Tutor

During your Leeds SCITT training in Dance, we will give you the guidance and support to help pupils thrive with creativity and create quality pieces of performance and choreography work which they can be proud of sharing.


Cockburn School’s Dance department is passionate about utilising a vocational approach to delivering key Dance skills. The curriculum is regularly reviewed to ensure, it is kept up to date with the latest arts-related professional developments and teaching methods. Pupils can expect to engage with professional practitioners from a range of disciplines to establish a wider perspective of the performing arts profession.

Cockburn School’s provision in the arts has been awarded Artsmark Platinum status in recognition of the school’s commitment to, and excellence in, arts education. Artsmark is Arts Council England’s award recognising excellence in cultural education. It celebrates schools’ commitment to embracing arts across the curriculum and bringing creative learning to life for children and young people.

In addition to your Lead School placement, you can be placed within up to two of our additional partnership schools to give you contrasting placements.

Case Study

Name: Alice W

Course/Subject: Leeds SCITT PGCE & QTS in Dance

Award: Leeds SCITT Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Favourite moment whilst studying with Leeds SCITT?

My favourite moment whilst studying with Leeds SCITT, was delivering one of my first outstanding lessons that ensured pupils of all backgrounds and dispositions were accounted for. Through my planning and differentiation, I felt that I was able to make a significant difference to pupils’ learning for them to progress further.

Why would you recommend Leeds SCITT?

I think the most important thing in teaching is reflecting and learning from mistakes. Leeds SCITT allows you to get inside the classroom straight away, allowing you to not only build in confidence but as a facilitator too. The support that you receive is superb and will allow you to grow into the teacher that you want to become.

Advice to new Trainees?

Don’t be afraid to ask questions, no matter how silly you may feel. A problem shared is always a problem halved!

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Cockburn School

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