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Initial Teacher Training

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Initial Teacher Training

Providing the Tees Valley with informed and resilient trainees, equipped with the knowledge and skills to forge successful teaching careers within the early career framework.

About us

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We recruit enthusiastic, committed trainees, with inherent curiosity and creativity as lifelong learners. We focus on ensuring you have the highest quality education, enabling you to become strong inspirational leaders and reflective teachers, striving to continually improve your practice.

Our courses offer a holistic and integrated learning experience, with your academic study and subject-specific knowledge fully complementing the development of your practical and professional skills.

Top five reasons to train with us

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

Our primary and secondary teaching courses include QTS, the legal requirement to teach in many English schools.

Quality teaching and support

Our expert teaching team is actively engaged in educational research, and they bring this knowledge to your learning. You are supported by a mentor, who acts as a role model and critical friend, bolstering your development of subject-specific knowledge and pedagogy.

Real-world experience

Professional placements with our school and college partners give you practical work experience, helping you to develop your employability, teaching, and reflective learning skills.


If you study one of our PGCE Education and Training courses and teach maths, science, engineering or manufacturing, computing, special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) or English, you could be eligible for a bursary of up to £29,000.
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Schools direct pathway

Though this route you undergo the recruitment process with the school, who also offer you placements. You attend Teesside University for your academic sessions and we assure the quality of your placement experience through lesson observations. Find out more about Teach North and Emmanuel College

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Our courses

We offer routes into three sectors of education:

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Teaching across the primary phases (5-11 years).

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Secondary and Education & Training

Teaching across a range of specialist subject areas.

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Education & Youth

Skilled careers working with children, young people and adults.

Meet the team

Daniel Childs

Daniel Childs

Senior Lecturer in Education

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Oliver Harness

Oliver Harness

Senior Lecturer in Education (Initial Teacher Training)

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Clare Sutton

Clare Sutton

Senior Lecturer in ITT Primary

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Rebecca Walters

Rebecca Walters

Senior Lecturer in Education

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