Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

Exceed SCITT and Teaching Schools TRANS

Exceed SCITT and Teaching Schools, Bradford are a significant providers of salaried and fee-funded primary School Direct and school centred initial teacher training (SCITT).

Bradford’s only primary school-based SCITT.

We’re looking to recruit trainee teachers across the 3-7 and 5-11 age phases of learning. We support a cluster of predominantly ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Good’ schools. These schools have a partnership with established ways of working that supports collaboration and support from Headteachers through to support staff.

We’re here for your whole career: From trainee teacher to senior leader. Take a look at what we can offer you throughout your career.


For our partners schools, the School Direct and SCITT programmes are priorities as part of their recruitment strategy; the schools use the programme to train successful applicants with a view to them securing employment in one of the partnership schools. All the schools have strong leaders with a clear vision for providing children with the best education and learning experience so that their life chances are enhanced. The schools’ diverse local community provides School Direct trainees with opportunities to experience a broad range of teaching and learning strategies that many schools could not readily provide, including the teaching of those who are new to English or with specific educational needs. These experiences could help successful trainees to stand out from the crowd when seeking employment in the partnership or beyond. All the schools have fantastic children and supportive parent who value their child’s education. As a trainee, you’ll be treated as a member of staff in our schools and you’ll be supported to become a good or outstanding trainee so that you have every chance of achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) through our partner university at the end of the programme.


You’ll receive high quality mentor support from experienced leaders as well as classroom-based support from successful track records and receive wider support from other staff across the school so that you have a rich learning experience. By offering both salaried (to career changers with at least three-years full time employment) and fee-funded positions, our schools are committing financially to your training and success; they clearly understand the short, medium and long term benefits to you and their school by doing so. Importantly, our partner schools are seeking to train the next generation of teachers for our partnership of schools. We hope that you’ll secure employment in one of our schools during the year you train, ready start as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) in the September after your training. This is why we train new teachers; we seek to give them jobs! Exceed SCITT and Teaching Schools, Bradford are seeking the very best trainees who will be supported by some of Bradford’s very best schools.

Below is a list of Exceed SCITT partner schools and their Ofsted rating:

Copthorne Primary School (BD7 3AY) – a school judged as “outstanding” by Ofsted for over 10 years!;

Horton Grange Primary School (BD7 2EU) – a school judged as “outstanding” by Ofsted. The only primary school in the country with Investors in People Platinum Award!;

Horton Park Primary School (BD5 9QL) – a school judged as “good” by Ofsted. Nominated for the national 2017 TES Primary School of the Year Award!;

Farnham Primary School (BD7 3HU) – a school judged as “outstanding” by Ofsted;

Crossley Hall Primary School (BD8 0HJ) – a school judged as “good” by Ofsted;

Lidget Green Primary School (BD7 2QN) – a school judged as “good” by Ofsted;

Princeville Primary School (BD7 2AH) – a school judged as “good” by Ofsted;

Canterbury Nursery School and Centre for Children and Families (BD5 9HL) – a school judged as “outstanding” by Ofsted;

Oakworth Primary School (BD22 7HX) – a school judged as “outstanding” by Ofsted for over 10 years!;

Lees Primary School (BD22 9DL) – a school judged as “outstanding” by Ofsted;

Haworth Primary School (BD22 8DW) – a school judged as “good” by Ofsted;

Appleton Academy (BD12 8EX) – a school judged as “requires improvement” by Ofsted; and

Bradford Central PRU (BD18 3JE) – a school judged as “outstanding” by Ofsted.


Our 2015-16 School Direct cohort graduating in June 2016.

School Experience Programme – School Placements. If you are seeking experience of working in a school to support your initial teacher training application, please complete the form available via this link.

Bradford is a diverse city that will provide you with a fantastic wealth of experiences for starting your teaching career. Take a look at our videos, below. Working in a SCITT is the government’s preferred way of training to become a teacher. You’ll learn by listening to and observing good and outstanding teachers. Your training involves practicing your teaching skills with groups of students. You are treated just like you’re a member of the school staff, someone who the school is often looking to employ at the end of the year. We aim to train the next generation of outstanding Bradford teachers. Our schools are committed to providing the highest standard of education for the young people in the Bradford District. We are keen to recruit trainee teachers who share the same commitment. If you share our vision for education, we want to hear from you. As an Alliance, we are committed to helping you develop professionally, well beyond your training and Newly Qualified Teacher year by means of an extensive programme of Continuing Professional Development opportunities. If you need to email us, please contact us at