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September to June

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St Mary’s Menston Catholic Voluntary Academy

English Teacher Training

To become a trainee English teacher, you will need to be passionate and knowledgeable about the subject. English is a vital subject and as a core part of the secondary school curriculum, it is a large contributor to a pupil’s success in school and beyond. As a teacher of English, you will be instrumental in opening up the power of language to your pupils, encouraging them to be practical, logical, creative and imaginative with their words, both written and spoken.

You will learn first-hand the teaching techniques that make a great teacher, but you’ll also need a passion for helping young learners succeed and reach their full potential. Teaching English requires good communication skills and an ability to develop relationships. You’ll have plenty of time during the course to develop your skills and set yourself up for a career as an English teacher.

Once on the course, we will support you to enhance your subject knowledge even further to pass on to pupils, essential for all forms of communication in today’s society. With in-school training as the focus of the programme, you will get direct experience of creating teaching tools to help pupils to express themselves across a range of challenging contexts.

Your Lead Tutor will support you to deliver an exciting and diverse curriculum that prepares young people for their future success and become confident in communicating your passion to your pupils. You will learn how to shape and develop your own teaching style through first-hand classroom experience, teaching all different types of learners across the Key Stages.

Leeds SCITT is probably the best run course in the area and the leaders and tutors are the most supportive people ever

— Bethan, English Trainee

From the English ITT School Lead Tutor

We are interested in recruiting individuals who are passionate about their subject and all aspects of English Language and Literature, ready to learn and keep on developing their own subject knowledge alongside a team of expert practitioners.  You will be supported all the way through by a school subject mentor and a Link Tutor from Leeds SCITT, whilst teaching and observing experienced teachers and planning alongside them.  As a teaching school, St Mary’s has high quality ITT provision as part of its overall commitment to supporting the profession across the local area.


St Mary’s Menston was graded as Outstanding in the most recent Ofsted inspection.  The inspection team noted that pupils make ‘outstanding progress’ and that the ‘school prepares young people well for their future careers, regardless of individual background or personal aspiration’.  Pupils studying English at St Mary’s typically over-achieve by more than half a grade at GCSE and the subject is especially popular at A-level, which is testament to the expertise and professionalism of the English department.

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.

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St Mary’s Menston Catholic Voluntary Academy

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