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The Josie Thirkell Institute of Education School Direct

The Josie Thirkell Institute of Education School Direct works in partnership with Exceed SCITT.

Teaching changes lives. You can make a difference to children and young people by training to become a teacher with us. Everyone remembers the teacher that inspired, encouraged and supported them. This is your chance to become that person for a whole new generation.

Why us?

Because great teaching is based on great relationships. Our training will enable you to flourish and bloom as a teacher. We are here for you at the start of your career – and we are there to support and develop you afterwards. You will learn in our wonderful primary schools in Leeds. Your career opportunities beyond initial training are wide and varied – and we will support you in achieving your ambitions. We understand great teaching and learning, and truly believe in making a difference.

The training places available:

  • The Josie Thirkell Institute of Education School Direct offers both salaried and tuition fee funded and salaried places.
  • For more details of the salaried 3-7 programme click here, for 5-11 click here.
  • For more details of the tuition fee funded 3-7 programme click here, for 5-11 click here.
  • For more details on the Primary with SEND (5-11) programme click here.

All programmes lead to QTS and a PGCE.