Exchange Teacher Training

HCAT – Tykes Teaching Alliance works in partnership with Exchange Teacher Training to deliver high quality school-led Initial Teacher Training in South Yorkshire delivery partner locality.

Our Partnership

Tykes Teaching Alliance, in collaboration with a range of SCITTs, School Direct partners and multi-academy trusts, has contributed to creating a compelling vision for teacher training in Yorkshire and the Humber, the Northeast, and Lincolnshire. Delta Academies Trust entered a partnership application and were one of only eighty providers that were successfully accredited through round 1 (May 2022) with a further 99 providers accredited through round 2 (September 2022).

Our partnership is united by a shared moral purpose of improving the quality of education through great teaching and encompasses over 200 strong placement schools.

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.

HCAT – Tykes Teaching Alliance is now operating as a Lead Delivery Partner for Exchange Teacher Training. We provide local support and expertise within the Barnsley Area, managing the recruitment processes and coordinating placement opportunities in local, credible schools. We will ensure you receive a high level of personalised feedback and support locally which places your progress and well-being at the heart of your training.

The Offer

Exchange Teacher Training provides both primary and secondary programmes, fully listed on our website. On successful completion, you will be awarded qualified teacher status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with 60 Master’s-level credits.

Sheffield Hallam University, selected by our partnership, deliver and award the PGCE. They are a highly credible provider and a national centre of education, recognised for their excellence and innovation in teaching and learning. 

The curriculum has been developed by outstanding serving school leaders in partnership with Evidence Based Education, utilising the Great Teaching Toolkit and Model for Great Teaching. You will be inspired by a rich, fresh approach, rooted in the best available evidence and delivered by national and regional experts. You will be equipped with the skills you will need to succeed in tomorrow’s classrooms and our changing world.

Recruitment opens on 10th October 2023 for programmes commencing in September 2024.

For further information about Exchange Teacher Training and how you can apply please visit our website or contact Dee Marsh on 01226 100450.