The programme – secondary candidates

Teaching is a hugely rewarding career, and as an alliance we offer our secondary trainees a great experience. You will not only enjoy a school-based approach, delivered in partnership with a world-class university, but you will be in the best possible position to secure paid employment upon completion.

Our School Direct programme has been designed and developed in partnership with outstanding experts from both Huddersfield University and the schools across the alliance.

We have a strong focus on ensuring that trainees develop their knowledge, skills and professional attributes to become outstanding and inspirational teachers in their own subject.

Our training incorporates school based practice with weekly professional learning delivered by Huddersfield University and outstanding staff from across the alliance. During training you will work with trainees from other placement schools, allowing you time to collaborate, share good practice and engage in peer support. You will spend the majority of your training year in one school, but in addition you will also complete an alternative placement.

As an alliance, we will ensure that you develop the skills and knowledge required to succeed as a secondary school teacher.
The subjects we will offer for a September 2017 start include:

  • Art and Design
  • Business Studies
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education

Your training will include the following:

  • Placement in a high-quality secondary school with support from a mentor, where you will gain experience in KS3, 4 and 5.
  • A shorter placement in a second school with a focus area on research as part of the placement.
  • A chance to experience other educational settings such as a primary school, PRU and special school.
  • A programme of weekly academic learning and training. You will cover all aspects of education and pedagogy in your training. Study includes subject knowledge work supported by professional development in areas such as managing behaviour, how to prepare, plan and structure lessons, questioning techniques, demonstrating progress and co-operative learning strategies. This is also a fantastic opportunity to network with like-minded secondary colleagues, share good practice and engage in peer coaching.
  • As well as securing your QTS, you will achieve a PGCE with up to 90 credits towards a Masters qualification.
  • Research experience. As part of your study you will undertake research and will learn how research can have a positive impact upon, and inform, your practice.

Our School Direct programme offers the highest quality training in a supportive, learning-rich environment, and we look forward to hearing from you if you feel inspired to be part of this opportunity!


School Experience Days

To fulfil the requirements onto an ITT course, you are required to carry out at least 10 days’ school experience.

Trinity Teaching School Alliance are offering you this opportunity at their host school; Trinity Academy in Halifax. You will be involved in observing classes as well as supporting where you feel comfortable.

The following departments are able to accommodate you: Science, PE, Humanities (Geography/History/RE), Business Studies, ICT, Design & Performance (Drama/Art/Technology/Music), English and Maths.

The ticket you purchase is open; therefore, we will contact you once you have booked onto the programme to discuss the required department and dates.

We ask for a £10 registration fee but this will be reimbursed if we are first choice on your UCAS application form.

Click here to book your School Experience Days