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Green Light Teaching School Alliance

Green Light Teaching School Alliance


GLA Secondary School initial teacher training

At the Green Light Alliance we run a secondary Initial Teacher Training programme in association with our university partner, the University of Cumbria. On successful completion of the course you will achieve a Secondary PGCE in your chosen subject; this carries 60 credits at leve 6, 'Masters Level' & Qualified Teacher Status QTS.

Our innovative training programme includes two different secondary school placements (September – December, January – June), a programme of practical and theoretical training sessions based in our partner schools and led by specialists, subject and lead mentor support, and masters level assignments in association with Cumbria University.

You will work alongside teachers and leaders in your own subject specialism, and across the school to build your knowledge & experience of wider school responsibilities. These additional specialisms will include pastoral care, special educational needs, form tutor responsibilities & whole school teaching & learning.

We have a track record of developing outstanding future teachers, all of whom have secured posts in schools, many within our own alliance.

As an alliance we have a wide range of secondary school partners that can offer teacher training placements in a wide range of subject specialisms, in Years 7 – 13, inclusive of sixth-form.

Our secondary schools:

Name Website
Shelley College, secondary school + sixth-form (Years 9 – 13), Shelley, HD9 1SX
Whitcliffe Mount School, secondary school (Years 7-11), Cleckheaton, BD19 3QA
Royds Hall Community School, through school (Nursery – Year 11), Huddersfield HD3 4HA
Upper Batley High School, secondary (Years 7 – 11 Boys), Batley WF17 0BJ
Leeds UTC, University Technical College (Years 10 – 13), Leeds, LS10 1LA
Thornhill Community Academy, secondary (Years 7 – 11), Dewsbury WF12 0HE

Our subject specialisms:

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Design & Technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Physics
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education

We are recruiting now for 2018-19 Secondary Initial Teacher Training, with qualified teacher status (QTS). The 2018-19 Secondary course will run from early September 2018 to mid June 2019. Our university partner is the University of Cumbria, who support our trainees through the written elements of the course. Support is offered from the University of Cumbria via face-to-face meetings held within our West Yorkshire schools, and distance learning. Visit the University of Cumbria website for further details: 

The course fees for 2018/19 will be £9250. Finance and bursaries may be available for certain subjects. Please Visit Get into Teaching for further information:

For further information please contact:

Catherine Duncan
Teaching School Coordinator
t: 01484 868 777

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