Skip to content ↓
Share MAT

C&K Secondary Information

At the Calderdale & Kirklees Teaching School (CKTS) we run a Secondary School Direct Initial Teacher Training programme in association with our university partner, the University of Huddersfield.

On successful completion of the course you will achieve a Secondary PGCE in your chosen subject; this carries 60 credits at level 7, 'Masters Level' & Qualified Teacher Status QTS. 

Our innovative training programme includes two different secondary school placements (September – December, January – June), a programme of practical and theoretical training sessions based in our partner schools and led by specialists, subject and lead mentor support, and masters level assignments.

You will work alongside teachers and leaders in your own subject specialism, and across the school to build your knowledge & experience of wider school responsibilities. These additional specialisms will include pastoral care, special educational needs, form tutor responsibilities & whole school teaching & learning.

We have a track record of developing outstanding future teachers, all of whom have secured posts in schools, many within our own alliance.

As a hub we have a wide range of secondary school partners that can offer teacher training placements in a wide range of subject specialisms, in Years 7 – 13, and experience of sixth-form.

Our secondary schools:

Name Website
Shelley College, LEAD SCHOOL, secondary school + sixth-form (Years 9 – 13), Huddersfield, HD9 1SX
Royds Hall Community School, through school (Nursery – Year 11), Huddersfield HD3 4HA
Salendine Nook High School Academy, secondary, (Years 7 - 11) Huddersfield HD3 4GN
Scissett Middle School, middle, (Years 6 - 8) Huddersfield, HD8 9JX

Thornhill Community Academy, secondary (Years 7 – 11), Dewsbury WF12 0HE
Upper Batley High School, secondary (Years 7 – 11 Boys), Batley WF17 0BJ
Whitcliffe Mount School, secondary school (Years 7-11), Cleckheaton, BD19 3QA

Our available subject specialisms are:

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Design & Technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Modern  Languages
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Physical Education 
  • Religious Education

Applications for 2022/23 can be made via APPLY

For further information about training with the Calderdale & Kirklees Teaching School please contact:

Jane Lees
C& K Teaching School Coordinator
01484 868 762 0r email:

Finance and bursaries may be available for certain subjects. Please Visit Get into Teaching for further information :