Our school family
Our school family
Archbishop Sentamu Academy
Aspire Academy
Baldersby St James Primary School
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 Primary Academy
Poppleton Ousebank Primary School
Skelton Primary School
St James’ Primary Academy
Vale of York Academy

Train to Teach

Train to teach

What is the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust School Direct Programme all about?

  • A truly school-centred experience with 80% of your time in school from the start of the programme.
  • Supportive and innovative learning environments across York & North Yorkshire which enable you to flourish as an excellent teacher.
  • A thriving network of excellent school mentors and university tutors, passionate about creating rounded learning and professional development opportunities.
  • Two immersive School Direct placements, designed to provide you with high quality contrasting training experiences.
  • Outstanding career development opportunities, with many schools directly recruiting from our teacher training programme.

We are the longest standing provider of School Direct in our region and our Initial Teacher Training partner, York St John University, has provided teacher education since 1841. Previously known as EborHope Teaching Schools Alliance, we will continue to work in partnership with York St John University to ensure that teaching in the classroom is underpinned with a rigorous academic understanding. If you are interested in training to teach with us, take a look at our eBrochure to find out more.

Our ITE provision is informed by the Core Content Framework. This statutory document contributes to the overall curriculum we provide for all of our School Direct PGCE training teachers, There are five key themes for our unique ITE provision:

  • Being a Professional
  • Creative/Critical Thinking/Reflection
  • Personal Teaching Philosophy
  • Relationships and Partnership
  • Research engaged

At Hope Sentamu Learning Trust, you are always treated as a member of staff and not a trainee teacher. Our training teachers are referred to as Hope Sentamu Learning Trust teachers, as you are considered a member of the teaching staff of a school from day one.

Our Teachers will undertake two contrasting placements during the year. For the majority of the year, our  Hope Sentamu Learning Trust Teachers will be in their base placement. The second school placement lasts for 6 weeks during the spring term. Read more about our PGCE Course here.

Hope Sentamu Learning Trust immediately jumped out at me as a training provider which offered an incredibly high quality of teacher training as well as being supportive and nurturing toward the trainees. Throughout the application process I got a real sense that I was being invested in, that Hope and York St John would do all they could to help me to achieve my best as a teacher. 

Drama Training Teacher

We offer training in the following Secondary subjects:


Biology, Chemistry, Drama, English, Geography, History,
Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, PE,
PE with EBacc, Physics, Religious Education

of Secondary School Direct Teachers qualified with an outstanding or good grade (all cohorts)

Our Trust works in partnership with York St John University to provide the award of a PGCE with a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 60 Masters level credits of professional development modules. 

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To date, 112 secondary school teachers have trained with Hope Sentamu Learning Trust
A third of teachers from our 2020/21 cohort secured jobs in Hope secondary schools
of teachers from our 2019/20 cohort secured teaching jobs in
our partner schools
of secondary school teachers recruited to Hope schools since 2013 are still employed by Hope

Careers with Hope

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