Latest Updates

Spring 2017

  •  Click here for our Science of Learning Conference on July 4th 2017


  • Our latest newsletter can be found here 



  • NFER have published research into the role of Teaching Schools in the development of research. Click here for a copy


  • The Teaching School Council has published an excellent review of effective primary teaching.  Click here for a copy


  • The Bell Foundation has published an Assessment Framework for EAL learners.  Access it here


  • The EEF report of marking can be found here and their report into effective KS1 literacy practices here





What are we looking for?

What we are looking for from applications

Prior to application please check that you have met or application requirements.

For a primary applicant this includes:

  • GCSE grades (or equivalent) at grade C or above in English, mathematics and science
  • A degree (in any subject) normally at 2:2 or above
  • recent experience in schools (in the past two years) of at least 10 days

For secondary applications this includes:

  • GCSE grades (or equivalent) at grade C or above in English and maths
  • A degree usually at 2:2 or above.  This is normally in English, maths or a related subject.  We are however interested in maths applicants with an unconnected degree but an A level in maths at grade C or above. In these cases we would require you to complete a subject knowledge enhancement programme as a condition of acceptance on the course


We are first and foremost looking for potential!  This is a training programme so we do not expect you to be the finished article but we are looking for people who are committed to teaching as a career, who are highly motivated, reflective and creative.  

We advise that you keep abreast with developments in education prior to any interview by reading about current policy and practice.  Newspapers such as Schools Week are a good place to start and you should look at the National Curriculum.


All trainees in England have to pass the professional skills tests in English and maths.  You should register for these as soon as you apply on UCAS and we expect evidence that you have booked or passed the tests prior to interview

Teamworks Teaching School Alliance
Occupation Lane, Illingworth, Halifax, HX2 9RL
Tel: 01422 244471