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Initial Teacher Training with the Swaledale Alliance

Set in an idyllic part of North Yorkshire, the Swaledale Alliance comprises of 56 member schools.  These schools range from small ‘Dales Village' Primary settings to large schools set within Darlington and the community of Catterick Garrison serving the Army and the RAF.

We are committed to providing a high-quality School Direct training environment and developing future teachers for our network of schools. We work with two outstanding providers, High Force Education at Barnard Castle and Red Kite Teacher Training at Harrogate, to provide a wide range of school environments in which students can learn from the enthusiasm and best practice of their professional colleagues.

With this distinct range of member schools, trainees have the opportunity to experience a variety of settings. The quality of training is fully supported by Specialist Leaders of Education(SLEs) who provide training and mentorship for candidates throughout our courses, along with highly skilled professional tutors and Peer Support Teachers.

On completion of training many candidates are successful in securing teaching posts within Alliance member schools and continue to develop as practitioners through our highly regarded Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programmes.

Brompton-on-Swale CE Primary School, located close to Richmond, is the Lead school for the Alliance and works in partnership with High Force Education as a training hub in the north of our region.

Alverton Community Primary, Northallerton, works in partnership with Red kite Teacher Training as a training venue in the south of our region.

We are proud to be working collaboratively with two HEI providers, this allows us to offer comprehensive Initial Teacher Training opportunities across our network of partner schools.  

For further details regarding the School Direct programmes offered by our partners, please follow the link to the left.

To apply, visit the Swaledale Alliance information at -