School direct

Train to teach- Schools Direct with Leeds Beckett University from September 2017

The Temple Newsam Learning Partnership Trust is a group of schools and partners who work together for the benefit of the community as a whole. The Trust has a shared vision and a common set of values but also celebrates the diversity in our area and the uniqueness of each school. The Trust works to develop a community which ensures that pupils and their families are supported to raise aspirations and to improve their life chances.

Within this Trust, Temple Moor High School, Whitkirk PrimaryTemplenewsam Halton PrimaryAusthorpe PrimaryColton Primary and Meadowfield Primary have formed the ‘Train to Teach’ alliance – TNLP Alliance- offering Schools Direct places in partnership with Leeds Beckett University. We offer a strong, established network of support and training for all students. We are a diverse group of schools and we are well-placed to prepare students for a successful teaching career.

Meadowfield Primary is the lead school for Teacher Training within the TNLP Alliance. We work together with Leeds Beckett University and the 5 schools listed above to offer Schools Direct as a high quality and professionally respected route into teaching.

As a graduate with a good honours degree you can apply via UCAS to the partnership to undertake your training. The year long programme is school based and training is delivered by our Alliance Schools and our partner – Leeds Beckett University.

Our aim is to train the next generation of outstanding teachers and we are keen to recruit trainees who share this vision. We provide bespoke training delivered by outstanding practitioners across a diverse range of schools. Training is tailored to the needs and experiences of the individual trainee, taking account of your current knowledge and skills. After a year’s successful training you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status and be in an excellent position to gain employment.

Why apply to TNLP Alliance?

We are a small Schools Direct Alliance based in a strong, effective and well-established Trust group. We work closely with Leeds Beckett University to personalise the training journey for each of our students. Our 5 schools are geographically close and yet cover a diverse socio-economic area, providing students with a good range of teaching experiences and opportunities. Having experienced such a wide range of teaching and learning contexts, our students have a lot to offer when making applications for jobs. Our Trust already offers a bespoke NQT induction programme covering behaviour management, assessment and innovative pedagogy amongst other topics. Within the Alliance we have one outstanding (OFSTED 2012) primary school with all other schools having a 'Good' OFSTED judgement, a lead PE teacher, highly qualified Special Educational Needs leaders, a link to a high care partnership both primary and secondary, a specialist secondary science college, a nurture provision for KS1 and a wealth of excellent classroom practitioners for our students to work alongside.

Places available: For 2017-18 we can offer both School Direct Salaried and Unsalaried (fee paying) Primary School places.

Minimum qualifications required: You will need GCSE grade C or above in English, maths and a science and a 2:2 Honours degree in any subject. You need to pass the two professional skills tests in Literacy and Numeracy before course commencement.

Salaried or Unsalaried?

There are two different School Direct Routes designed to appeal to people with a range of experiences.

School Direct Salaried Route: You need to meet the minimum qualification requirement

You need to have three years’ experience of full time paid employment which is ideally linked to schools/children OR voluntary experience of working with children

You will be paid as an unqualified teacher in your ‘host school’ for the year of training

The trust/host school will pay your tuition fees.

School Direct Unsalaried Route: You need to meet the minimum qualification requirement

You have some experience of working with children – this may be in a voluntary capacity

The Trust/host school will pay your tuition fees.

You may be eligible for a range of bursaries.

How to apply: UCAS opens on in late October for courses starting in September 2017.

Selection: Shortlisting will take place once sufficiently qualified applications are received via UCAS. There is no annual pre determined date for this. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a face to face interview and recruitment process.Interviews will be held in one of the schools and will involve school leaders and a representative from Leeds Beckett University.

If successful you will be made an offer conditional on qualification checks; passing professional skills tests and satisfactory DBS and Health checks.

To find out more:

Email: ; Telephone- 0113 2647514

Or visit: or any of the TNLP Alliance schools’ websites.

Visit UCAS website:

Skills test:


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