The University of Leeds
The school has a very positive relationship with The University of Leeds who provide training for science technicians at our school and other local schools; provide a venue for some of our sixth form leaders’ training events and send post graduate students and staff to get involved in our innovative extended learning days. Leaders of the university and school speak at events at our partner institutions as the following emails make clear.
Huddersfield University is our students most popular HE destination and has very powerful links with the school. Many of our sixth formers have pursued the progression module, gaining UCAS points and a guaranteed interview for a degree place at the university. Professor Tim Thornton has been guest of honour and speaker at Celebration Evening and he previously opened our sixth form centre.
School Direct (Teacher Training)
As the lead school in the Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance, we deliver bespoke teacher training packages to outstanding candidates on the School Direct Route. This is an extension of our ‘grow our own’ policy by which we ensure that we identify and train teachers whose values match ours and whose talents we are keen to utilise.
The consortium works with local Higher Education institutions, Exceed SCITT and 15 local schools. We also take trainee teachers on placement from Huddersfield University, the Kirklees and Calderdale SCITT and Huddersfield Horizon SCITT.
We have currently recruited staff in key areas such as: Science, History, Performing Arts, English, and Geography.
Leeds Beckett University / Leeds Trinity University
Secondary: Horbury Academy, Ossett Academy, Castleford Academy, The Mirfield Free Grammar & Sixth Form, Upper Batley High School, King James’s, Batley Grammar and Kettlethorpe High School.
Primary: Healey Primary School, Carlton Primary School, Mill Lane Primary School, Morley Victoria Primary.
For more information, please visit our dedicated website.
Calderdale and Kirklees Teaching School Hub
The Calderdale and Kirklees Teaching School Hub, with which we are a strategic partner, includes over 300 schools. They work in collaboration with partners across the region to support: initial teacher training, early career training, support and leadership training and development through the new suite of NPQs. To find out more, please visit their website.
Partnership work is central to unlock the potential of all our students. Our partners help provide routes, contacts and qualifications toward employment or Further Education.
We partner with all of the local Higher Education institutions who provide a significant relationship to our students as they journey towards university study. Other partnerships of note are:
- The Leeds University Pathways to Law and Pathways to Accountancy Programmes
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Initiatives
- Cummins Turbo Technologies, who work as partners on a number of initiatives
- West Yorkshire Rotary, who sponsor our students to attend a weeklong leadership residential
- Newcastle University
- TFL Education, offer our A level students a leadership qualification and affiliation with the Chartered Management Institute
This is not an exhaustive list as new partnerships are constantly in development and, when available, will be used in the most optimum way to inspire our students.