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Selby High School

Selby High School

Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

Selby High School is committed to teacher training, as it contributes significantly to the quality of education for all our children and the provision of outstanding teachers for the future.

The ITT Core framework states ‘the quality of teaching is the single most important in-school factor in improving outcomes for pupils – and it is particularly important for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. No one is born a great teacher. Great teachers continuously improve over time, benefitting from the mentoring of expert colleagues and a structured introduction to the core body of knowledge, skills and behaviours that define great teaching.’

We liaise with our partners to deliver a high level of teacher training to ITT students in the area. Our ITT students are given an immersive teaching experience in school, as well as high quality training and equipment to support them through their placements. A number of ITT students stay at Selby after they have qualified and continue their career in our school.

A former ITT student and now English teacher said

I thoroughly enjoyed my ITT placement at Selby High School. The staff were incredibly supportive and I instantly felt welcomed within my first week within the department. The range of training sessions provided and opportunities have helped me to develop my professional duties and I continue to reflect on these today. Selby's students are phenomenal, they engaged well in my lessons and were patient and supportive when I needed a moment to organise resources!

We work in partnership with a small group of ITT providers. In the past two years, we have taken placement students from: University of York, EborHope Teaching Alliance, Huddersfield University, YTCA and Leeds Beckett University.

If you are interested in teacher training then go to the website and review your options at

If you are interested in developing an ITT partnership with us, then please contact Vicki Gorton at