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Why Train to Teach English with Northern Star ITT?

  • Bursary of up to £15,000
  • Creative teachers with outstanding subject knowledge.
  • Schools with experienced subject specialists and ever developing and expanding curriculums.
  • A focus on curriculum pedagogy and how it translates into progress for young people.

Communication. Empathy. Critical thinking. Creativity. Poetry. Prose. Drama. Where would we be without the study of English?.

English is an essential subject for helping young people to become culturally literate and empathetic, for developing their imaginations and for opening up new worlds and ideas through teaching the life-changing skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

With a wealth of literary credentials from Simon Armitage and Tony Harrison to the Bronté sisters and Anne Lister, where better to embark on your exciting new career as an English teacher than in Yorkshire? If you are looking to train with a team of energetic, enthusiastic and like-minded people, if you are actively seeking to bridge the gap and improve opportunities for students, if you are hoping to become an outstanding English Teacher of the future, the Northern Star ITT is an ideal training ground for you.

Train to be an English teacher with Northern Star ITT and develop our students’ appreciation of Literary Yorkshire and the power of language.


Entry requirements

  • An honours degree at classification 2.2 or above (or other evidence of appropriate subject knowledge)
  • Advanced level qualifications (or equivalent) in English
  • GCSE at Grade C or above in English and Maths
  • Enhanced DBS, Barred List and Child Care Disqualification checks
  • Medical check
Desirable skills and qualities
  • Passion for working with children and young people
  • Commitment to teaching as a future career
  • Resilience to meet the challenges of the training year and beyond 
  • Recent classroom experience in the UK (10 days recommended)
  • Strong communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Some understanding of the key issues relating to teaching and learning in their subject area/age group

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