Special Education Needs & Disability Initial Teacher Training Programme

Applications can be made from  October 2019 via UCAS for our 2020/2021 programme


The Yorkshire Special Education Partnership was formed in 2014 with Chellow Heights as the lead school. The Partnership consists of a group of Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) schools based in Bradford and at different times from other schools in the Yorkshire and Humberside area.

Using the School Direct Programme, in partnership with Leeds Trinity University our focus is to provide initial teacher training (ITT) to high caliber students who have a strong desire to teach in a SEND school. School Direct is a school based training route to gain qualified teacher status (QTS). On successful completion of our programme you will be awarded QTS and PGCE level 6 with the option to study to level 7 in your NQT year.

  • We offer a non-salaried route: Open to all graduates, financial support is available throughout your training, with opportunities to receive a tax-free bursary from the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). The tuition fee is £9,250 a year for postgraduate study with Leeds Trinity.

How to Apply to School Direct

The window for applications for our 2020/2021 programme opens in October 2019.  We advise early applications as our course tends to fill quickly. Once we have reached our target number we will close the programme to further applications.

Applying for the School Direct programme couldn't be easier.  Search for Yorkshire Special Education Partnership at UCAS for more information and to apply for Primary Teacher Training.  Early applications are recommended as the programme will no longer be available once target numbers are met.

For more information on the application process visit here

For updates about our programme, notifications on place availability and other news join our mailing list by emailing us on school.direct@chellowheightsschool.co.uk 

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Partnership Schools

 The Yorkshire Special Education Partnership was formed in 2014. Chellow Heights is the Lead school, working in partnership with various primary schools. In collaboration with Leeds Trinity University, the partnership offers high quality training to those with a strong desire to teach in an SEND setting. 

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