Our school family
Our school family
Archbishop Sentamu Academy
Aspire Academy
Barlby High School
Burton Green Primary School
Compass Academy
Forest of Galtres Primary School
George Pindar School
Graham School
Manor CE Academy
Newland St John’s CE Academy
Poppleton Ousebank Primary School
Skelton Primary School
St James’ CE Academy
Vale of York Academy

School Direct – Supporting your Early Career Development

Support to secure your first teaching role

The support you receive at Hope Sentamu Learning Trust will continue into your Early Career (EC) years and beyond. Our Early Career strategy, run in partnership with local Teaching School Hubs and adhering to the ECF (Early Career Framework), ensures that our ECTs are supported as they transition from student teacher into teaching employment. 

Working in partnership with York St John University as York’s original School Direct provider, we have supported 138 training teachers so far to secure their first teaching posts. We offer an extensive range of CPD opportunities to help you learn, develop and shape your career during your PGCE year and beyond.

Since 2018, approximately one third of our training teachers have gone on to secure teaching roles within our Hope Sentamu Learning Trust schools while many of our partner schools have also employed our training teachers based on their performance during their placements.

Hope Sentamu Learning Trust offers training to help you secure your first teaching role after your PGCE year, such as job applications advice and mock interviews, as well as preparing you for your ECT year by working with Ambition Institute and Teach First on Early Career provision. Equally, our partners at York St John University continue to support you after your training year with a dedicated ECT service.

Our School Direct PGCE programme develops our Hope Sentamu Learning Trust student teachers into competent and confident professionals as they begin their ECT years. They learn that intellectual endeavour, criticality and personal reflection are key to developing outstanding teaching practice during the early stages of their teaching careers. 

Sarah Clarke
Director of Workforce Development at Hope Sentamu Learning Trust

At York St John University, we recognise, and celebrate, the fact that many of our schools have very robust, highly effective ECT induction programmes. Our aim is to complement the support being offered in the school, by the Local Authority and Hope Sentamu Learning Trust and to be instrumental in creating highly-skilled, confident and resilient teachers of the future. We offer regular webinars on a range of topics, a dedicated ECT website containing a wealth of resources, frequent communication with our ECTs in the form of newsletters, and also bespoke support both for those in employment and those seeking their first teaching position.

Louise Whitfield
Senior Lecturer in Primary Education/ECT Lead
Working with our Teaching School Hub

Hope Sentamu Learning Trust are key partners of the Pathfinder Teaching School Hub. These Hub operates as school-led centres of excellence for teacher and leadership training and development. The Hub leads the delivery of Initial Teacher Training (ITT), Early Career Framework (ECF) and National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) across schools in the Scarborough, Ryedale and York region, with staff able to access high quality research-based training and development at any stage of their career. The work of the Hub will also focus on addressing teacher recruitment and retention by providing training for early career teachers so they have the best possible start to their career, alongside providing opportunities for existing teachers to further develop expertise in important areas of practice.

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