Our PGCE primary School Direct programme is based upon a collaborative model and York St John University works in partnership with several alliances from a broad geographical area. We currently work in partnership with six alliances and their details are below.

Comments from our partners 

“Our students feel well-supported and well-equipped to launch a successful teaching career due to the collaborative nature of the programme and the experiences that we are able to supply, by working together as providers of a high-quality teaching training course.” – Esk Valley Alliance

“Our students get the best of both worlds… excellent in school support from teachers and leaders, combined with great University support from staff who are trained and experienced as teachers/school leaders themselves. Our students are trained to be reflective practitioners, able to apply relevant theoretical learning to practical classroom practice in order to have maximum impact on all learners.” – Chris Aitkin, Director of Campus Stockton Teaching Alliance