Teacher training in Sheffield and the Peak District
This hub is led by Silverdale School, an accredited provider of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Recognised by the Sunday Times as the Top State School in the North of the Decade in 2020.
This hub also offers the additional opportunity to train to be a teacher of Mandarin, thanks to our partnership with the Swire Chinese Language Foundation. Tapton School leads the Swire Chinese Language Centre in Sheffield and can offer relevant placements for our trainees.
Silverdale is part of the South Yorkshire Teaching Hub. Within this hub we have a strong network of existing primary, special and secondary schools in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire. The hub’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.
Why choose to train for PGCE in Sheffield and Peak District Hub?
Sheffield is the fourth largest city in England and is also considered one of the safest, following the results of the UK Peak Index study carried out in 2013. A city of innovation, our Sheffield hub is connected to a strong network of existing primary and secondary schools in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, built through School Direct, and is now one of the largest in the country.
During your teacher training course in Sheffield, you’ll meet a fantastic selection of individuals, with a common passion for sharing culture, knowledge and languages. Sheffield is just a short distance from the Peak District and the National Park, an Area of Outstanding Beauty, perfect for activity and exploration on your days off.
Meet the Sheffield and Peak District Hub Leader - Karen Williams
Karen is a Languages Teacher at King Edward VII school in Sheffield. She has been teaching French and Spanish in the UK for 10 years. Prior to this, Karen taught English as a foreign language in Mexico, Spain and France. She has a BA Honours in Modern Languages from Manchester University where her main languages were French and Spanish but she also completed modules in Portuguese and Catalan. She successfully completed her teacher training at Sheffield Hallam University. Karen’s other language qualifications include GCSEs in Japanese and Italian.
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.
A mixed, Roman Catholic secondary school and sixth form in Sheffield.
A mixed secondary school in Barnsley and a member of the Astrea Academy Trust.
A mixed secondary school located next to Netherwood Country Park, in Barnsley.
A mixed secondary school and sixth form located in Balby, Doncaster.
Information to follow.
A mixed secondary school and sixth form in Derbyshire.
A mixed secondary school in the Peak District, Derbyshire.
A mixed secondary school and sixth form in Sheffield.
A coeducational secondary school and sixth form located in Rossington, South Yorkshire.
School and sixth form catering for approximately 930 students.
Tapton is an ‘outstanding’ 11-18 school with around 1,700 students. It leads the Swire Chinese Language Centre in Sheffield.
Information to follow.
Toot Hill School is an ‘Outstanding’ 11–18 secondary school situated in the small market town of Bingham
A mixed, independent school for students aged 3 to 16 years old, in Sheffield.
A mixed secondary school in Sheffield.