Scissett CE Academy

About Us
Yorkshire Anglican 

Yorkshire Anglican TSA is a warm, welcoming and inclusive teaching school alliance. We have 14 Strategic Partners and more than 50 Alliance Members from a range of faith and non-faith schools throughout Kirklees, Calderdale, Barnsley, Wakefield and North Yorkshire, to offer a rich and diverse pathway for our trainees.

Our Teaching School Alliance is based in the Lancashire and West Yorkshire Region and is led by Scissett CE Academy which was designated as a Teaching School in May 2014.

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 good and/or outstanding schools from a wide range of backgrounds. Our bespoke package will ensure that you have the opportunity to strengthen your skills and deepen your understanding through training, support and a personalised approach.

Yorkshire Anglican TSA works with two providers, the Kirklees and Calderdale SCITT and Huddersfield University to deliver exceptional training to our students at primary and special school. Applications are welcome from candidates of all faiths and backgrounds.


School Direct- Kirklees and Calderdale SCITT

We are proud to be partners with Kirklees and Calderdale SCITT. Trainees selecting this option receive training through our School Direct Programme. Trainees are in school 4 days per week with 1 day at the SCITT base. Trainees are placed in the same school for the majority of the year, with a short alternative key stage placement in the Spring Term.

School Direct enables graduates to develop close links with local schools as well as receiving training from Kirklees SCITT, whilst training to teach at Primary level. 

Huddersfield University

We are proud to be partners with Huddersfield University. Trainees selecting this option receive training through a P.G.C.E Programme, receiving tuition at the Huddersfield University Campus. Trainees complete two alternate placements, one longer and one shorter. The training enables a developmental approach with self engagement, self assessment and target setting in order to build on strengths.

The P.G.C.E. route allows trainees to experience university life whilst training in a focused and structured teaching environment.

 Follow THIS link to see School direct UCAS Teaching options. 

For further information please email:


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 2020 are now closed, but we will re-open in October 2020 for September 2021. We will have a number of tuition fee places available. 

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


 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

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Working with Parents & Carers


Developing Your Appraisal Skills


Governor Effectiveness

Bespoke 1 hour sessions prior to LGB meetings