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Leeds and Bradford Teacher Training | Exceed SCITT

Welcome! Looking to train to be a primary school teacher? Exceed SCITT works alongside Exceed Teaching Schools Alliance in Bradford as an accredited provider able to award Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). We have an established partnership with Leeds Trinity University who deliver the Post Graduate Certificate of Education.

We work with a range of training providers that can meet your needs and surpass your expectations! We are focused on delivering high-quality school-led Initial Teacher Training (ITT) providing Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT) to recruit to future teacher vacancies. 100% of our provision is located in and led by schools.  Schools support the design and delivery of each programme with Exceed SCITT. We know your training needs and will support you to become a great teacher!

We think the quality of our training providers and the Partnership Schools they work with are excellent, as do Ofsted, see our report here. See the schools you may have opportunity to train with here.

Our Programmes

Our programmes are distinctive and are tailored to the age range you choose to train in. As each programme is unique we urge you to look closely at each one. You can apply to more than one programme from us. Our tuition fee for 2020-21 is set at £9250.

The Bradford & Keighley Primary Programmes: 3-7 & 5-11

Aimed at those wanting to train in Bradford and Keighley this programme:

  • Offers both salaried and tuition fee funded places. We also recruit for the PG Teaching Apprenticeship.
  • Offers a dedicated 3-7 and 5-11 programme
  • Training provided by Exceed SCITT and Exceed Partnership based at Holybrook Primary School

For more details of the programme relating to salaried places click here, for tuition fee funded click here.

The Leeds Primary Programmes: 3-7 & 5-11 (Westerton Partnership and Pathways Partnership)

Our Leeds Hub supports trainees to train in Leeds:

  • Offers tuition fee funded places
  • Offers a dedicated 3-7 and 5-11 programme
  • Training provided by Westerton Partnership based at Westerton Primary School and Pathways Partnership based at Cobden Primary school.

For more details of the Westerton Partnership 3-7 programme click here, for 5-11 click here. For the Pathways Partnership click here.

The Bradford Primary with SEND Programme: 5-11 (Shanidar School Direct)

  • Offers tuition fee funded places
  • Offers a dedicated 5-11 programme
  • Offers opportunity to experience and train within both mainstream and special provision across Bradford, Keighley, Leeds and Skipton
  • Training provided by Shanidar School Direct based at Southfield Special School

For more details of the programme click here.

*You can apply to the Leeds programmes through either the Exceed SCITT or Westerton Partnership. Applicants to Pathways Partnership should use the Exceed Partnership

**You can apply to the Bradford and Keighley programmes for tuition fee funded places through either Exceed SCITT or Exceed Partnership





Our vision and values

Our programmes are unique and we are proud of our innovative offer. Our vision and values are at the heart of what we do. They are based on three key words:

Excel • Inspire • Care

  • Providing the opportunity to excel in the most exciting, innovative and forward thinking schools across West Yorkshire
  • Inspirational training for aspirational teachers and a genuine commitment to professional learning and evidence based practice through its Partnerships
  • Putting the pupil at the heart of teacher training and trainees at the core of our care    

Don’t just take our word for it

Meet our schools, school leaders, teachers and trainees via our short introductory video:

Children playing at one of our Exceed schools

“We believe that successful schools develop their own identity and individuality and are best placed to meet their own community’s needs.”