Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in Doncaster

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The Doncaster ITT Partnership

The Partnership was formed in 2002 to help Doncaster schools recruit, train and retain qualified teachers through ‘home-grown’ school-based training. Since then the Partnership has trained hundreds of primary and secondary teachers:

  • most chose to stay and 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
  • the Partnership is embedded in the Local Authority, but is an integral element of the Teaching School Hub and Partners in Learning Research School

Our most recent Ofsted Inspection (report published January 2019) rated the Partnership as an overall 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features – inc. recruitment and selection and trainee attainment.

ITT programmes

The Partnership is accredited to deliver three ITT programmes:

  • School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) – tuition-fees apply
  • School Direct – tuition-fees apply
  • School Direct (Salaried) – for high-quality applicants with significant classroom experience

More information:

For additional information on each of these training programmes and to check the current application situation, visit:

Teachers make a real difference to young people's lives; underpinning society today and helping to build a stronger one for tomorrow. It is a varied role, where no two days are the same. Could teaching be the role for you?  

Criteria and qualifications required

The minimum criteria and qualifications for entry into Initial Teacher Training (ITT) that applicants must have:

  • Ideally at least a 2:2 degree (or equivalent) to be entitled to funding (if applicable) - applicants with lower classified degrees can still apply for tuition-fee paying training routes
  • a Grade 4 / Grade C* or above (or equivalent) GCSE in Maths and English
  • a Grade 4 / Grade C* or above (or equivalent) GCSE in science if wishing to teach Primary age pupils

NB* - a Level-2 NVQ/GNVQ is not deemed to have the 'breadth of knowledge' necessary for teacher training, so is not seen as equivalent to a Grade 4 / C at GCSE.

For further enquiries please contact:

Last updated: 23 June 2021 18:37:15