The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance is a partnership of schools throughout West Yorkshire which offers high quality primary and secondary teacher training to graduates in a range of subjects. Our high school partners are Horbury Academy, Spen Valley High School, Westborough High School, Castleford Academy, The Mirfield Free Grammar & Sixth Form, Upper Batley High School, Ossett Academy, Kettlethorpe High School, King James’ School(Almondbury) and Batley Grammar. Our primary school partners are Hunslet Carr Primary School, Healey Junior, Infant and Nursery School, Warwick Road Primary School, Birkby Junior School, Middleton Primary School, Carlton Junior & Infant School and a range of other primary schools.
The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance prides itself on being an equal opportunities ITT provider committed to delivering personalised teacher training to all prospective teachers. We pride ourselves on supporting a diverse and inclusive range of trainees through an individual support package. This does not stop once trainees have become teachers – The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance will follow on with advice, support and contact into the early stages of your teaching career to sustain resilience and well being to ensure that you become the best teacher possible. We are currently working with the Carnegie Centre for Excellence in Mental Health, based at Leeds Beckett University, to address the pressures of a career in teaching. The wellbeing programme is currently being designed for September 2018 to ensure that all trainees and teachers are supported and can also support the mental health of the students that they teach.
All schools in the Alliance pride themselves on ‘growing their own’ and currently a significant proportion of the workforce trained in their current schools, either through School Direct, Salaried School Direct or the traditional PGCE route. Of these, a sizeable majority are promoted point holders, up to and including Senior Leadership level. This year we are working with Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Trinity University on this innovative, exciting and high quality approach to Initial Teacher Training. Through it, graduates apply directly to schools to undertake their training as a teacher. This year-long, school based programme is devised and delivered by our Alliance schools and our partner higher education institutions.
We are currently in our sixth year of recruitment, offering school direct training places for 2018 – 19 across 14 subjects and 18 local schools.