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Train to teach with us

The Five Towns ITT Partnership offers you the opportunity to train through the School Direct initiative in a range of schools across Wakefield and the surrounding area. Training with us guarantees that you will gain the benefit of in-school experience with outstanding teachers together with professional studies sessions hosted by a team of talented academics at Leeds Beckett University. Our partnership encompasses a range of schools across the Five Towns area, so you'll benefit from a contrasting school experience and have the chance to forge links and network with other trainees and staff across the partnership's schools.

We are looking for ambitious and committed individuals with a passion for their subject and a desire to share their enthusiasm and inspire young people. If you have these qualities coupled with a relentless focus on securing the best outcomes for young people, we would encourage you to apply to train with us.

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  • All of our schools are truly comprehensive and will provide you with the opportunity to work with young people of all abilities and ages. Our partnership is growing and we are keen to work with schools and academies which share our ethos. We are currently offering placements at the following schools:

    Schools across the Castleford Academy Trust, Northern Ambition Academies Trust, Pontefract Academies Trust & Accord Multi Academy Trust .

    • Castleford Academy
    • Airedale Academy
    • Crofton Academy
    • Kettlethorpe High School
    • Horbury Academy
    • Ossett Academy
    • The King's School

    We currently have places for 2019 - 2020 available in the following subjects:

    Minimum degree classification: 2:2 plus evidence of experience in a UK school or setting relevant to primary or secondary education.

    If applying for secondary, you should have a degree in which the majority of the content was in your chosen teaching subject. We will look carefully at all applications, and will recommend candidates for a Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course, if appropriate.

    Recent school experience is essential. We are happy to support potential applicants with arranging further school experience.

    All applicants for primary training places must have grade C passes in GCSE English Language, Maths and Science (or equivalent) before making their application.

    Secondary applicants must have grade C passes in GCSE English Language & Maths.

    The PGCE (with recommendation for QTS) also includes statutory Government requirements for trainees. These are Professional Skills tests in Literacy and Numeracy which must be passed before starting the course.

    Further information about registering for and completing the skills tests can be found on the Department for Education website 'Get into Teaching'.

    We're looking for potential! You're applying to train so we don't expect you to be the finished product. We do, however, expect our trainees to be highly motivated, committed to teaching as a career and keen to inspire young people. If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you.

    How We Select Our Trainees

    The lead school, Castleford Academy, will coordinate the recruitment process in partnership with Leeds Beckett University. Interviews will usually take place at Castleford Academy although schools from across the partnership may also host interview days. If invited to interview, you will be asked to make a short presentation to a group of pupils before a more formal interview with subject specialist teachers from across the partnership.

    Our training course will include a PGCE from Leeds Beckett University with recommendation for QTS.

    Trainees will be members of Leeds Beckett University and as such will be able to access all Leeds Beckett University facilities.

    You will have two placements in two different schools, gaining experience in delivering lessons across all Key Stages in your chosen phase. As this is a School Direct course, you'll be with your main placement school from September 2019 where you will be treated as a full member of staff but with the added support of an expert mentor. During the year you will also complete training at Leeds Beckett University and complete Masters-level assignments.

    Fees are determined by the university. The tuition fee for students entering in the year 2018/19 is £9250.

    Fees for 2019/20 are not yet published. For further information regarding funding, visit the Department for Education website.

    You can apply directly on UCAS under Five Towns ITT Partnership

    If you have any questions please contact us on enquiries@fivetownsittpartnership.com