Teacher training in Sheffield & the Peak District

Teacher training in Sheffield & the Peak District

An accredited provider of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and an outstanding secondary comprehensive. Recognised by the Sunday Times as the Top State School in the North in 2018.

Within this hub we have a strong network of existing primary, special and secondary schools in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, due to the work of Silverdale’s Teaching School – the Sheffield Teaching School Alliance (STSA). STSA’s success in training teachers in a range of subjects led to the Department for Education asking them to lead the National Modern Languages SCITT.

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Sheffield Hub Leader Ailsa Watkinson

Meet the Sheffield & Peak District Hub Leader - Ailsa Watkinson

Originally from Northamptonshire, Ailsa studied French, Russian and German at the University of Sheffield in the early 90s. She completed her PGCE in MFL at Hallam University, and then immediately took up her first teaching job at Oakwood School in Rotherham in 2005.

Ailsa has taught German and French in the state sector in several different schools and has 14 years’ experience of teaching MFL in Yorkshire. She currently works at Silverdale School, where she is Subject Leader for German as well as being the Sheffield Hub NML SCITT Subject Lead.

Hub Partner Schools

To gain hands-on classroom experience, your teacher training course in Sheffield includes the opportunity to work in two contrasting schools.

If you train to teach from our Sheffield hub you will be allocated to one of our Sheffield and Peak District partner schools.

All Saints Catholic High School

A mixed, Roman Catholic secondary school and sixth form in Sheffield.

Astrea Academy Dearne

A mixed secondary school in Barnsley and a member of the Astrea Academy Trust.

Astrea Academy Netherwood

A mixed secondary school located next to Netherwood Country Park, in Barnsley.

Astrea Academy Woodfields

A mixed secondary school and sixth form located in Balby, Doncaster.

Eckington School

A mixed secondary school and sixth form in Derbyshire.

High Storrs School

A mixed secondary school and sixth form in Sheffield.

Hinde House School

A popular 2 – 16 school, located in northeast Sheffield.

Hope Valley College

A mixed secondary school in the Peak District, Derbyshire.

Meadowhead Academy

A mixed secondary school and sixth form in Sheffield.

Netherthorpe Academy

A mixed secondary school and sixth form in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Newfield School

A mixed secondary school in Sheffield.

Oakwood High School

A mixed secondary school in Rotherham.

Rossington All Saints Academy

A coeducational secondary school and sixth form located in Rossington, South Yorkshire.

South Axholme Academy

School and sixth form catering for approximately 930 students.

The Elizabethan Academy

An independent academy that is a unique, vibrant and exciting place to work and learn.

Toot Hill School

Toot Hill School is an ‘Outstanding’ 11–18 secondary school situated in the small market town of Bingham

Wales High School

A mixed secondary school and sixth form in Kiveton, near Rotherham.

Westbourne School

A mixed, independent school for students aged 3 to 16 years old, in Sheffield.

Westfield School

A mixed secondary school in Sheffield.

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