Carr Manor Community School is the Lead School for MFL (French and Spanish) and History for Leeds SCITT.

Leeds SCITT is the longest running SCITT provider in West Yorkshire, training teachers since 2004.

“Here at Carr Manor Community School we really enjoy working with Leeds SCITT to train the next generation of MFL and History teachers. Working with Leeds SCITT and Leeds Trinity University every year ensures we are always up to date with the latest educational research. Our pupils reap the benefits of working with our fantastic trainees alongside their class teacher.”
Catherine Raynor, MFL Lead Tutor at CMCS.

If you are interested in spending a day with us prior to applying for a course, please email [email protected] regarding the MFL course or [email protected] regarding the History course.

Train to Teach in MFL

On this MFL course, you will be working with a team of people to encourage pupils to improve their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills, giving a different insight into the world. The Leeds SCITT MFL course provides you with the opportunity to specialise in either French or Spanish at KS3 and KS4 level.

Carr Manor Community School’s international work includes trips abroad, twinning projects and a celebration of the different cultures of the school. Teachers at Carr Manor Community School have been linking up with colleagues overseas to share successful classroom practice and resources to make this all happen. In your teacher training, you will be supported through collaborative projects with partner schools abroad. This will give you an essential global dimension to your teaching, subject knowledge and opportunity to discover new methods to develop the skills in your pupils as global citizens of the future.

“I HAVE FELT REALLY SUPPORTED BY ALL STAFF. I’VE EXPERIENCED THE OPPORTUNITY TO OBSERVE OUTSTANDING PRACTICE ACROSS THE SCHOOL IN ORDER TO DEVELOP MY OWN PRACTICE. THERE HAVE BEEN LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR ME TO ASK QUESTIONS AND GAIN FEEDBACK TO IMPROVE AS A TEACHER.”

Train to Teach in History

Leeds SCITT aims to get you into the classroom quickly to learn with a ‘hands on’ approach and to become an experienced practitioner quickly. You will continue to develop your excellent subject knowledge and will be taught how to develop pupils’ historical understanding such as significance, cause and consequence, change and continuity, chronological understanding and source analysis through a wide variety of techniques and strategies.

This course offers a unique opportunity to develop your experience in dynamic and supportive school environments, whilst allowing you to establish your own style of teaching.

“INSTEAD OF SITTING IN A LECTURE THEATRE LEARNING ABOUT BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT, I WAS ABLE TO OBSERVE A CLASS AND THEN PUT THE STRATEGIES IN TO PRACTICE. IT PROVIDED A GREAT PLATFORM FOR WHEN I FIRST TOOK OVER MY CLASSES AND EVEN FOR TODAY. IT ALSO GAVE ME THE INITIAL CONFIDENCE I NEEDED”