Initial Teacher Training (ITT)


To drive school improvement by recruiting and developing thoughtful, reflective trainees with the potential to join our schools as NQTs and deliver high quality education so every pupil can fulfil their potential and goals.

Our rationale or reason for doing this is: because there are no great schools without great staff.

Why choose BDAT to train to teach?

  • We have partnerships with a range of carefully selected, successful and committed providers who share our ethos and will provide you with a great teacher training experience (see below).
  • We have a family of 17 committed and ambitious schools who understand your potential and are determined to help you succeed. On top of this each of our schools is unique so there really is a perfect school for you.
  • You will have the opportunity to meet and get to know other ITT trainees working across the Trust giving you a support network from day one.
  • Finally, if you choose to stay with us following your ITT course (and we hope you do), you will be well placed and supported to find work as an NQT within our growing Trust.
  • Our training is designed with your NQT year in mind, ensuring there is smooth transition onto the support of the Early Career Framework – Click here for more information on this.

ITT Information Evenings

BDAT are holding a number of Information Evenings throughout the year for anyone who is interested in a career in teaching. These events will advise you what the next steps are to beginning your teacher training, as well as support you in writing applications and gaining school experience.


  • Monday 22nd March 2021 4.30 – 5.30pm
  • Monday 26th April 2021 4.30 – 5.30pm
  • Monday 31st May 2021 4.30 – 5.30pm
  • Monday 5th July 2021 4.30 – 5.30pm

Register your interest

If you would be interested in attending one of our Information Evenings, please email We will then contact you with further information and guidance.

Alternatively, you can contact us via the Bradford for Teaching train to teach portal. To find out more, ask a question or book an appointment within one of our schools, click here for Secondary and here for Primary.

Meet our School Direct partner providers:

Birth to 19 SCITT 

Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT is a truly school led route into both primary and secondary teaching, where the all of the course has been designed by practicing teachers. After your year’s training you be will recommend you for QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and you will be awarded a PGCE.  They will support you through workshops into your first teaching post and have above national average rates for employment.

The SCITT training programme is delivered in many great schools throughout the Bradford area. You will be training by listening to and observing inspiring practitioners. You’ll get the opportunity to practise your skills in a safe and supportive classroom environment.  Click here for the Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT.


GORSE SCITT Bradford was new in 2019. They offer the full PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate of Education) and full QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) over 1 year for secondary trainee teachers. They come with a great track record – GORSE SCITT Leeds were judged by Ofsted to be an ‘Outstanding’ provider.

GORSE have a successful track record of developing outstanding secondary school teachers. They have excellent rates of employability for graduates both within their alliance schools and also elsewhere in the Yorkshire region and beyond. BDAT secondary schools are committed partners within GORSE SCITT Bradford. Click here for the link to the GORSE SCITT website.

If you have any questions or would like to register your interest email

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