Welcome to the homepage for our ITT School Direct provision. We are a truly local alliance of 14 schools based in Halifax and Leeds. For the year starting in September 2018, we will be working with Teamworks TSA to provide a high quality and enjoyable ITT experience for the right candidates. This will be our fifth year working with School Direct trainees and we can guarantee that your placements will be in two of our cluster schools, many of which can offer Post-16 experience to the right candidates. All trainees will also be offered a shorter placement in Ravenscliffe`School, an outstanding local school catering for students with special educational needs and disabilities. Furthermore, the cluster is committed to funding a six day training event with the Princes Teaching Institute for trainees in the relevant subjects. As one of up to forty candidates, we can assure you that you will receive a very personal and friendly experience with us and like our current trainees, you will very quickly feel part of a select team.
We are looking for potential teachers to train with us starting in September 2018 through the unsalaried School Direct programme in the following subjects:
MFL (French, German, Spanish)
P.E. (Course Full)
Art and Design
We are also offering Salaried places for English, Maths, Chemistry and Biology. These places are based at Halifax Academy and paid on the Unqualified Teacher scale 1, currently £16,626 p.a.
Please check the UCAS website for up to date information about applying and deadlines.
Information about the Mosaic Alliance
School Experiences: Our partnership of schools is led by Crossley Heath Grammar School and comprises grammar schools, comprehensive schools and, uniquely, a special school which provides for students with special educational needs and disabilities. We are offering the opportunity to experience a diverse and contrasting range of teaching and training experiences.
Cross-School Training: We will provide regular joint training sessions for trainees in our schools. These will run fortnightly and will take place across all the partner schools. This ensure that you have the opportunity to work closely and share experiences with other trainees and have access to the huge expertise of teachers from all our schools irrespective of your placements.
High Quality Training: You will be trained in a warm and highly supportive environment by teachers and lecturers who enjoy their jobs, are passionate about providing the best possible education for their pupils and who are keen to contribute to the training of new teachers. You will develop a wealth of practical skills and learn strategies covering all aspects of classroom practice from fostering interest and enthusiasm through planning, assessment and classroom management.
Extra-Curricular Activities: There will be plenty of opportunities for cluster trainees to be actively involved in extra-curricular activities in any of our schools in order to pursue particular interests.
Opportunities for All: We will ensure that you work with students from diverse backgrounds, across the whole secondary age and ability range. Post -16 experience will be a feature of at least one of your placements.
Information about School Direct
The Application Process
Selection: Our university partners will check incoming application forms and confirm which applicants meet their entrance criteria. The schools will then select and inform candidates that they wish to interview.
Interview: The selected applicants will then be invited for interview at one of the partnership schools. You may be asked to bring evidence of identity and qualifications and to prepare a 5 minute presentation in advance. During the day you will be asked to plan and lead a discussion with a group of KS3 students. You will have the opportunity to tour the school, to chat with current trainees, staff and students and to ask any questions you have regarding our programme. All candidates will have a formal interview with at least two representatives from partnership schools, one of whom will be a subject specialist. The universities may also have a representative on the interview panel.
Outcome: Candidates will be informed by the University within 5 working days of the interview whether they have been successful or not. For candidates not offered a training place, feedback on their interview performance will be available from the University.
School Direct Funding Information
We are currently recruiting for Unsalaried School Direct places in most subjects, however there are a range of grants and bursaries available depending upon the subject and level of qualification you already have. Please check the government website for the most up to date information:
We are also recruiting for Salaried places in English, Maths and Geography.