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Pathfinder Teaching School Hub

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The Pathfinder Teaching School Hub is based at Archbishop Holgate’s School, an “Ofsted Outstanding” Academy which is situated close to the city centre and the University of York. The hub is made up of a host of primary, secondary and special schools in and around York, all of which have strong foundations in initial teacher training and with the University of York. Pathfinder TSH are committed to outstanding teacher training and their experienced mentors and staff will ensure that you receive excellent training provision.

Visits and enquiries to the Teaching Hub would be most welcome.

The University of York Department of Education is working with Pathfinder Teaching School Hub to provide School Direct training in the following subjects:


Please see our 'How to apply' webpage

The Course

Trainees selected for this route will be placed in two secondary schools within the Pathfinder Teaching School Hub region. They will engage in a range of learning events hosted by Archbishop Holgate's School - the lead school. On successful completion of the course, trainees will be awarded a University of York PGCE at Masters Level, and recommended for QTS with the DfE.

Pathfinder trainees also work alongside trainees on the University of York PGCE route and with trainees from other Lead Partner routes in both Whole School Issues sessions and Curriculum Area sessions at the university. They will also be on placement with other University of York students in regional schools.


Pathfinder trainees (like other Lead Partner trainees) and University of York trainees all complete three Masters level assignments (60 credits), that focus on their developing practice, academic engagement with educational research and their training in both schools and university.

Pathfinder trainees must:

  • consistently meet all of the Teachers' Standards by the end of the course
  • attend and engage in all University. Pathfinder School hub and school placement training sessions
  • complete three school placements (Primary x1; Secondary x2), the Professional Enrichment period, and pass the Masters level assignments (x3).

A wealth of extra-curricular and professional training opportunities will be offered to Pathfinder Lead Partner trainees by the Teaching School Hub.


Contact us

Pathfinder Teaching Schools Hub

The Pathfinder Teaching School Hub

Linsee Thompson, 


Tel: +44 (0)1904 806900

Twitter: @PathfinderTSH

University of York
+44 (0)1904 323576

Institution code

  • 1VU Pathfinder Teaching School Hub

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