17 Primary Schools, 1 amazing experience
Our schools have excellent transport links by rail or car. We border Leeds, North Yorkshire, Lancashire and Halifax and have a diverse and rewarding range of schools. We are a Catholic Partnership, but like lots of our children, parents and teachers, you do not have to be Catholic to be a part of what we do.
You will be immersed in school life straightaway, part of our family. You will receive bespoke on the job training from a mentor, overseen by our Lead Mentor. We provide much of the training in partnership with Bishop Konstant CatholicAcademy Trust meaning you will get to see life in schools across West Yorkshire.
Dedicated Staff & Governors
100% Employment rate within 6 months
Better than National retention figures after 2 years (84%)
76% Retention after 5 years - better than national
17 schools to experience
1 school-based mentor & 1 Lead mentor for every trainee
Bespoke, personalised training
Support for job interviews
A career pathway to develop and nurture your talent throughout your career
Support through the Early Career Framework
Bespoke support for the first 3 years of your career
Opportunities to be involved in cutting edge research and enquiry
Our School Direct programme is predominantly school-based and leads to the award of PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status accredited by Leeds Trinity University, an established and widely respected institution with an excellent reputation for teacher training.
Early Years 3-7
Your school based placements will be across Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
You will be given specific support on how the youngest children develop and will be supported and guided by our outstanding Early Years staff and our experienced Lead Mentor.
General Primary 5-11
This will provide you with the skills and knowledge to teacher Year 1 through to Year 6.
You will be given specific support on how the children develop and how to prepare them for the next stage in their education and will be supported by our outstanding staff and our experienced Lead Mentor.
Applications open in October to start training in September 2023
- An honours degree at 3 or above in any national curriculum or relevant subject
- GCSE English, Mathematics (and Science for Primary trainees) at Grade C or above (or equivalent)
A satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure
- Have a good understanding of the role of teachers
- Have shown commitment to working with children
- Are enthusiastic learners
- Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
- Love children
- Want to make a difference
- Are resilient and go the 'extra mile'
Bursaries & Funding