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What We Do

Why choose Esk Valley TSA? 

We believe passionately that we should do everything possible to provide a first-class education for children; the Esk Valley Alliance School Direct programme supports our vision by providing our trainee teachers with the skills and understanding to become outstanding teachers.

We pride ourselves on being able to offer a bespoke programme of learning to meet a range of individual interests and needs.

Our School Direct Primary Programme is a community of learning with partnership at its heart. The partnership works together to develop outstanding student teachers who are:

  • transformative and creative professionals
  • highly motivated and committed
  • autonomous and independent
  • enquiry based practitioners
  • self-reflective practitioners

Training with the Esk Valley Alliance will enable you to access ‘on the job’ training with a variety of experienced staff ranging from practicing class teachers and SLEs to serving headteachers, all of whom are committed to the ITT training program and believe that the best way for a teacher to learn is to be taught by the best.

During the programme you will have opportunities galore to experience a range of our schools, of which we have over 40, in the the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors and surrounding areas.

We are able to offer rural school placements as well as the larger primary school placements enabling your skills to cover the full span of primary ages including your chosen route.

You will be supported throughout your learning journey by an experienced ITT team and your appointed mentor. We are fully committed to enabling your successful launch into your teaching career.

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24 May 2022

Yesterday we had our fantastic workshop with Hester Binge @STEMLearningUK. Inspiring and informative! If you didn’t get chance to book onto yesterdays course, or KS2 is your area we have our upcoming course on the 23rd June. Follow the link to book @CoastOA @STEMLearningUK

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23 May 2022

For those colleagues who are interested in taking on a new challenge, have a look at this opportunity to become a TA Team Leader ...

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25 Apr 2022

#SchoolDiversityWeek 20-24 June 2022. Lots of resources for schools to celebrate LGBT inclusion @redkitealliance @OGATrust @eboractrust @SwaleAlliance @CoastOA @N_StarAT @HopeSentamuLT @YEndeavour @YouthYorkshire @NSAT_Inclusion @JustLikeUsUK @CEOTheSTARMAT @EskValleyTSA

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18 Apr 2022

Secondary schools and post-16 settings can access a range of educational interventions for FREE or at a subsidised rate through the Accelerator Fund. Find out more with this @EducEndowFoundn webinar on Wednesday 27th April, 4-5pm. Sign up now:

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10 Apr 2022

I’ve been messaged by an senior leader in a small school who is looking to connect with other small school leaders so she can seek advice on roles and time management. Would there be anyone willing to connect to create a little network of support?

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