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Ofsted reports on ITT institutions you can pick it up from their website ofsted.gov.uk and the TDA have a ITT section their website.tda.gov.uk
St John's is highly regarded- one issue you will face in the North East is the lack of NQT induction posts once you complete particularly in York itself.
Don't belive all you hear about PGCE going- Gove does not understand teacher training and certainly schools do not have the capacity to replace all PGCE courses with employment training
You won't be alone up to 20% of my LA's NQTs come from outside London. The key thing is to apply in good time and not leave it too late. Most boroughs have pool systems for primary NQTs. There is usually a recruitment fair in York attended by LA's as arranged by the university and you will find adverts in the TES First Appointments publication which comes out early January
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