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St Mary's Teaching School

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​​​​St Mary's Teaching School is a National Teaching School designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. St Mary’s Horsforth Catholic Voluntary Academy is the lead school for The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust in the School Direct partnership with Leeds Trinity University. 

Our bespoke School Direct programme has been developed in conjunction with Leeds Trinity University with you in mind, ensuring that you receive high quality, hands-on training that will enable you to engage with a wide range of educational issues and help you to become a confident effective teacher. 

The programme is one year full-time and predominantly school-based. It is intense and hard work but very rewarding. You will be placed in two or more of our partner schools throughout your school placements, allowing you the opportunity to experience a variety of schools, settings, teachers and primary levels. You will receive also teaching from Leeds Trinity University academic staff. There are several other schools both in St. Mary’s Teaching School Alliance and in the Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust that you will be placed in. 

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet our minimum requirements set out below:
  • Recent and relevant experience in a school setting. Additional experience in special education would be an advantage
  • GCSEs in English, Maths and Science at grade C or above.
  • Passed professional skills test for teacher trainees.
  • A degree in any national curriculum or relevant subject at 2:2 or above. For salaried route applicants only, a minimum of 3 year's experience in an SEND setting. Satisfactory DBS clearance, undertaken by Leeds Trinity University Conditional offers may be given to applicants who do not yet meet the minimum requirements.

How to apply

Applications must be made through UCAS Teacher Training at available from October 2015 to January 2016. Search for The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust in the training provider box.

Contact us

For more information about our PGCE School Direct programme please contact us on 0113 258 4593 or​

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