Queen Mary Crescent, Kirk Sandall, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN3 1JT

01302 882221



Kirk Sandall Infant School

Schools Direct

Kirk Sandall Infant School is the lead school for an initial teacher training alliance of 30 Doncaster Primary Schools. We currently have 33 trainees placed in Doncaster schools for the training period 2019-2020.

Are you interested in becoming a Primary teacher?

Kirk Sandall Infant School is the Lead School for the Partners in Learning – Doncaster Teaching School Alliance of Primary schools and academies working collaboratively to deliver high quality teacher training.

For over 10-years the Doncaster ITT Partnership has worked closely with schools, academies, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council and the University Centre Doncaster to train hundreds of teachers for Doncaster’s schools. Many former students are now in senior posts in our schools and some are now helping to train the next generation of teachers.

The Partnership, which is led by Doncaster schools, has been supporting school-based teacher training since 2003 and is the Accredited ITT Provider for the Partners in Learning Alliance.

The Partnership’s training provision was inspected by Ofsted in June 2012 and was awarded an overall ‘Good’ with some ‘Outstanding’ aspects (‘Recruitment & Selection’ and ‘Trainee Attainment’).

What training programmes are we offering?

(1)  School Direct - Tuition-fee places

(2)   School Direct (Salaried)  - places

(3)  School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) – Tuition-fee places

Successful completion of all training programmes leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), but for an additional fee, an optional Post Graduate Certificate (PG Cert) in Education is also available. This additional academic course is aimed at students who may wish to work towards a Masters in Education in future years and is fully integrated into the main QTS training. The PG Cert is delivered by the University Centre Doncaster and is accredited by the University of Hull.

Why do school-based training?

If you would like your Initial Teacher Training (ITT) to be more ‘hands-on’ by having more time training in the classroom, putting theory into practice and gaining confidence through increased contact with the school environment, then school-based training is probably a good option for you.

All schools in the Partners in Learning – Doncaster Teaching School Alliance endeavour to deliver the best possible in-school training with excellent training facilities and other school experiences in a number of Alliance schools.

Partners in Learning schools, working with the Doncaster ITT Partnership, pride themselves on keeping all of the training local; this means reduced travelling time that allows students more planning and preparation time.

For further information on the different routes into teaching, qualification criteria, how to apply, plus details of tuition-fees, loans, bursary grants and additional financial support that you may be eligible for or to find out if you may be able to get paid a salary whilst training, please visit www.doncasteritt.co.uk