Hawthorn Primary School

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 Initial Teacher Training



Hawthorn Primary School works in collaboration with Exchange Teacher Training.


We are founded upon a well-established partnership of credible organisations in Yorkshire and the Humber, Northeast Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire, and the North East. Together, we are committed to the importance of 'exchange'; sharing our knowledge, skills and expertise generously for the benefit of young people in our communities. We strive to drive achievement, address disadvantage and raise the aspirations of the children we serve. 

Our initial teacher training is rooted in local, credible schools. You will be immersed in classroom practice from the very start, but you will not be alone. Your mentor will oversee your learning journey along with the lead mentor, subject lead and a dedicated central team, all devoted to ensuring your success on our programme. At weekly centre-based training, you and your peers will engage with the most recent and rigorous educational research and explore what great teachers know and do. We will support you to build professional friendships during your training that will last a lifetime.


Exchange Teacher Training offers an ambitious, evidence-informed programme to develop lifelong, reflective practitioners. Our teachers will inspire the next generation and improve the life chances of all learners.

Exchange Teacher Training is an innovative school-based programme – following our two-day induction conference, you will be fully immersed in classroom practice. With weekly training and expert mentoring, you will be well supported to thrive in a programme designed by national experts and highly effective teachers drawn from leading trusts in the North of England.  

All our teacher training courses lead to QTS (Qualified Teacher Status), a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) and 60 Master’s Level credits. 

Our vision is to recruit, train and retain the best, and it begins with exemplary initial teacher training. 

We believe that every child in every school has a right to high quality teaching. Too many pupils in the North of England do not achieve well in school. Disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils lag behind their peers at primary with the gap widening at secondary.  The relationship between parental wealth and background, and children’s educational outcomes is particularly strong. Teaching is the profession that can break that link.  Our vision is to recruit, train and retain the best, and it begins with exemplary initial teacher training. The economic future prosperity of our communities is inextricably linked to children’s aspirations and the quality of education. 


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