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Green Light Teaching School Alliance

Green Light Teaching School Alliance


GLA Primary School initial teacher training

At the Green Light Alliance, we run a Primary Initial Teacher Training programme in association with our diverse and inspiring partner schools across Kirklees. We currently work in conjunction with the University of Cumbria (2018/19). However, for they year 2019/20 our Higher Education provider will be the University of Huddersfield.  All our training is delivered on site at your placement schools in West Yorkshire. 

Our innovative training programmes; specialising in 3 -7 years and 5 – 11 age phases and include three placements in two contrasting primary schools (October to November, December to February, April to July); two different key stage; a block research week  teaching as a group in a third school; experience days in KS3 and additional specialist educational settings. Our courses come with QTS.

Over the years, we have developed our programme of practical and theoretical training sessions. However, we pride ourselves in being flexible and will tailor them to meet your needs and make the most our your knowledge and talents. Training sessions will be based in many of our partner schools, who are committed to providing the highest standard of education for children, staff and trainees and will be led by specialist teachers and senior leaders.


As an alliance we have a wide range of nursery and primary school partners that can offer teacher training placements across all Key Stages. In school you will observe and work alongside teachers who will help you build your knowledge and experience of wider school responsibilities. These additional specialisms will include pastoral care, special educational needs, working with outside agencies, learning offsite and high quality learning and teaching.

We have an excellent track record of developing outstanding future teachers, all of whom have secured teaching posts, many within our own Alliance.

We are committed to helping you develop professionally, if you gain a teaching post with one of our Alliance schools we will support you through your NQT year and beyond. Our extensive CPD opportunities could take you through to management level.

Our schools:

Name Website
Heaton Avenue Primary (Nursery to Yr6)
BD19 3AE
Golcar J, I & N (Nursery to Yr6)
Holmfirth (Nursery to Yr6)
Howard Park Community Primary (Nursery to Yr6)
BD19 3SD
Scholes Village Primary (Nursery to Yr6)
BD19 6DN
Highbank Primary (Nursery to Yr6)
WF15 8LD
Whitechapel C of E Primary (Nursery to Yr6)
BD19 6HR
Gomersal St. Mary’s C of E Primary (Nursery to Yr6)
BD19 4NA
Gomersal Primary (Reception to Yr6)
BD19 4PX
Birkenshaw C of E Primary (Nursery to Yr6)
BD11 2JE
Luck Lane and Beech Primaries, part of Royds Hall through school (Nursery to Yr11)
Crow Lane Primary (Yr1 to Yr6)
Crossley Fields Primary (Reception to Yr6)
WF14 0BE
Emley First (Reception to Yr5)
Paddock Primary (2 year olds to Yr6)
Battyeford Primary (Nursery to Yr6)
WF14 9QH

We are recruiting now for 2018/19 PGCE Primary Initial Teacher Training, with qualified teacher status (QTS).

The 2018/19 Primary Course will run from early September 2019 to the beginning of July 2020. Our university provider is the University of Huddersfield, who support our trainees through the written elements of the course. University professionals will visit you at your placement schools in West Yorkshire to deliver training. The course fees for 2018/19 were £9250, 2019/20 TBC. Support is offered from the University of Huddersfield via face to face training held within our West Yorkshire schools, at Huddersfield University and through distance learning.



For more information contact:
Rebecca Hesmondhalgh
Director GLA
t: 01484 868 777

Or for more information or to apply direct via UCAS at: and select the Green Light Teaching School Alliance (Yorkshire & the Humber) as your provider.