Hawthorn Primary School

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 Initial Teacher Training

Hawthorn Primary School is part of an alliance of Doncaster Primary Schools offering initial teacher training.


Graduates are eligible for a place on the School Direct training programme if they meet the necessary entry requirements. School Direct is a one year full-time, school based route to qualification as a teacher and trainees achieve QTS on successful completion of the course.


We are working with Doncaster ITT Partnership as a provider, so please email them at ittpartnership@doncaster.gov.uk if you require any further information or have any questions. Initial applications will be dealt with by the partnership prior to the recruitment process led by the individual schools in the alliance.


Are you interested in becoming a Primary teacher?

Hawthorn Primary School works collaboratively with the Teaching School to deliver high quality teacher training.


We’re delighted that you are considering training to become a qualified teacher in a Doncaster school. 


The Doncaster ITT Partnership is the ONLY Accredited Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Provider in Doncaster. One of only five in the whole of South Yorkshire!


Our Partnership was formed in 2002 to help Doncaster schools recruit, train and retain qualified teachers through ‘home-grown’ schools-based training programmes. Since then the Partnership has trained hundreds of Primary & Secondary teachers. Most chose to stay on to teach in Doncaster, often in their training school. Many have secured senior management positions and some are now responsible for coordinating and delivering teacher training in their own schools.


We believe that our ‘model’ of teacher training works because the Partnership is more than just the sum of its parts: the Local Authority (Doncaster Council), local schools, academies and the University of Hull - it is a genuine Partnership of people who passionately believe that teacher training can and should be delivered with the student at the very heart of why and how we deliver training.


What training programmes are we offering?

Doncaster ITT Partnership’s postgraduate ITT programmes:

School Direct

  1. Salaried – Trainees are employed by a school as unqualified teachers while they train.
  2. Tuition-fee – Student teachers based in schools.


School Centred ITT

  1. SCITT – A tuition-fee paying programme with student teachers based in schools.

The Partnership doesn’t differentiate between SCITT & School Direct trainee teachers, as Partner schools share the same passion and vision when selecting and training future teachers for Doncaster. Students learn alongside each other regardless of which programme they are on, receiving the same levels of support and training, delivered for and by schools working collaboratively. As a genuinely schools-based provider, we can do this as our schools are not just notionally ‘in partnership’ with an ITT provider they ARE the Partnership.


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 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 Doncaster ITT Partnership endeavour to deliver the best possible in-school training with excellent training facilities and other school experiences in a number of partner schools.


The Doncaster ITT Partnership pride itself 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  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