About Us
Yorkshire Anglican Teaching School Alliance is a group of schools and education providers in the Lancashire and West Yorkshire Region, led by Scissett CE Academy which was designated as a Teaching School in May 2014 as part of Cohort 4.

We have 14 Strategic Partners and more than 35 Alliance Members from a range of faith and non-faith schools throughout Kirklees, Calderdale, Barnsley, Wakefield and North Yorkshire.

The Alliance was formed to support schools in order to provide high quality education and ensure progress for all pupils as well as delivering training and professional development for teachers, teachers of the future and leaders at all stages of their career.


 School Direct

School Direct enables graduates to develop close links with local schools as well as receiving academic and University training from Kirklees SCITT or The University of Huddersfield, whilst training to teach at Primary level. Follow THIS link to see School direct UCAS Teaching options. 

As an outstanding school, Scissett CE Academy works closely with our Alliance Partners Kirklees SCITT and University of Huddersfield to deliver exceptional training to our students at primary and special school. Yorkshire Anglican TSA is a welcoming and inclusive teaching school alliance. Applications are welcome from candidates of all faiths and backgrounds.

Training to be a teacher with Yorkshire Anglican TSA gives you access to primary experience and one of the great strengths of training with us is that you become a staff member from day one. We have a no compromise approach to delivering quality training. Trainees are placed in one of over 40 good and/or outstanding schools from a wide range of backgrounds including; church schools, community schools, schools with a high ethnic population, schools in semi-rural and urban areas.

We are proud to be partners with Kirklees SCITT. Trainees would be in school for 4 days per week with 1 day at the SCITT base each week. You would be placed in the same school for the majority of the year, with a short alternative key stage placement in the Spring Term.

To apply you’ll need the following or equivalents:

  • a degree

  • grade 4 (C) or above in English, Maths and Science GCSEs

School Primary with Yorkshire Anglican TSA are made via UCAS.  Please see links below:

To apply to work with us and Kirklees SCITT please CLICK HERE 

To apply to work with us and the University of Huddersfield please CLICK HERE  


Our Primary courses for 2019 are now closed, but we will re-open in October 2019 for September 2020. We will have a number of tuition fee places available. Please register your interest by clicking here. 

Come and meet us at the following information events this term:


Get Into Teaching
Wednesday 4th March
Huddersfield Town Hall
See Flyer Below


 Teaching Event 2020 .pdfDownload
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SLE Training

SLEs are outstanding middle and senior leaders who have the skills to support individuals or teams in similar positions in other schools.  They understand what outstanding leadership practice in their area of expertise looks like, and are skilled in helping other leaders to achieve it in their own context.

If you are an experienced middle or senior leader who is interested in supporting leaders in other schools, you might want to apply to be a specialist leader of education (SLE). To become an SLE, you need to have been in a leadership role below the head teacher for at least 2 years. Your head teacher will be asked to confirm that you are in an appropriate role. Higher level teaching assistants are not eligible to apply. You can be from any type or phase of school.

You don’t need to be in an outstanding school or a school that is part of a teaching school alliance, as long as your school has the capacity to release you to work in other schools. You must have at least one specialism from our areas of expertise, which are based on the 4 areas of focus for Ofsted.

We are always looking to appoint new SLEs in a range of different areas, such as, EYFS, Science, Literacy, Assessment, Maths, MfL, Music and the Arts, PE etc.

Application for this is fluid throughout the year Full details about the role and application round can be found below. To have a discussion, or to for further information, please contact us using information or form below. 

 SLE Application Form.pdfDownload
 SLE Application Guidance.pdfDownload
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Training and Courses

Our courses and training for heads and senior leaders, teachers and support staff, are designed to empower professionals and raise standards in schools. Current courses on offer are listed below. We are developing more courses for leaders and can also provide bespoke support in this area. Please contact us for further details or to ask about specific bespoke training needs. 


NPQSL (In conjunction with Carnegie Leaders & Pennine Teaching Alliance)

NPQML (In conjunction with Carnegie Leaders & Pennine Teaching Alliance)

A Whole School Approach to Planning the Curriculum

Engaging Learners – support staff


A Whole School Approach to Health and Well-being

Session 1:  
Session 2: 

Working with Parents & Carers


Developing Your Appraisal Skills


Governor Effectiveness

Bespoke 1 hour sessions prior to LGB meetings




Contact Us


Cathy Hampshire, Director of Teaching School

Email: cathy.hampshire@yorkshireanglicantsa.org

Tel: 01484 861488

Twitter: @yorksanglican