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Green Light Teaching School Alliance

Green Light Teaching School Alliance


GLA Secondary School Initial Teacher Training - All Training is Delivered in West Yorkshire Schools

At the Green Light Alliance we run a secondary Initial Teacher Training programme in association with our university partner, the University of Huddersfield.

On successful completion of the course you will achieve a Secondary PGCE in your chosen subject; this carries 60 credits at level 7, '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.

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, and experience 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
Thornhill Community Academy, secondary (Years 7 – 11), Dewsbury WF12 0HE

Our subject specialisms:

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Design & Technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Modern  Languages
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Physical Education (FULL)
  • Religious Education

Applications for 2020/21 can be made via UCAS.

The 2020-21 Secondary course will run from early September 2020 to mid June 2021. Our university partner will be the  the University of Huddersfield, who support our trainees through the written elements of the course. Support is offered from the University of Huddersfield via face-to-face meetings held within our West Yorkshire schools, and distance learning.

The course fees for 2019/20 are £9250. Finance and bursaries may be available for certain subjects. Please Visit Get into Teaching for further information:

For further information please contact:

Jane Lees
Teaching School Coordinator
t: 01484 868 762


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