Developing world-class teachers and leaders

Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust is committed to developing a world-class workforce of teachers and other educational professionals.

When you join our outstanding quality initial teacher training programme, you will be part of an inspirational learning community that’s on a journey towards achieving a national reputation for excellence in teaching and learning.

NPCAT works with people of all ages and backgrounds who are training to become teachers. If you would like to find out more about teaching as a profession, either now or in the future, we would be pleased to support you.

The relationships you develop with both colleagues and young people make coming to work a happy and fulfilling experience. It’s never too early, or too late, to have a conversation about the future if teaching is a profession that may interest you or someone you know.

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Bespoke Programme School-led training in your local area Complete Journey
We know that no two trainees are the same. We provide trainees with a training programme that is tailored to their specific needs. You will train in highly supportive primary and secondary schools across York, Ryedale, North Yorkshire and Teesside. We offer a package of support through each stage of your career: from ITE to Early Career Teacher and beyond.

Our primary and secondary training has been designed around the knowledge and skills required for you to become an outstanding classroom practitioner.

Our programme is underpinned by the most up-to-date, high-quality evidence-based educational research. It is delivered by a range of expert practitioners with extensive and current experience.

Our practical and interactive weekly training sessions will allow you to compliment your classroom experience with theoretical knowledge. Sessions will cover a wide range of relevant topics including safeguarding, educational theory, behaviour management and lesson planning to name a few.

Our school-centred Initial Teacher Education Programme will provide you with many practical opportunities to have a direct impact on the holistic development on the children and young people in your care. You will become an integral part of your school community from the start of the academic year, supporting your colleagues in every aspect of your school life. You will accompany your pupils on their learning journey, nurturing their natural curiosity, following their progress and watching them grow in confidence throughout the year.

What do our trainees say ?

β€œAs soon as I went to my first training day, I knew I had made the right decision about where I completed my teacher training. What drew me was the wraparound support I saw previous students getting, from mentors to the course leaders. This, matched with the team’s relationships with local primary schools, meant I felt I would have the best experience at my placements.”—JT

β€œI retrained as a secondary teacher after 20 years as a journalist. It was a huge step, both professionally and personally, and I couldn’t have asked for a more welcoming environment. The Initial Teacher Training course at All Saints has the care of the individual trainee at its heart, and while it fosters real independence in the classroom, there is also a fantastic network of support for those inevitable moments of crisis. The team at All Saints did the seemingly impossible – they proved I wasn’t too old to go back to school!”— SJ