Opportunities for Teachers

At Polaris, we believe that teaching and learning is our core business. Our focus on developing pedagogy is trust-wide, with every school in the Trust, leading CPD focused on the improvement of pedagogy.

The Trust is equally committed to the development of ECTs as it is to experienced professionals. The bespoke Trust programmes for ECTs, aspiring leaders and middle leader development are complimented by nationally accredited courses from the Ambition Institute. All these programmes are designed to ensure that the Trust succession plan develops its own team into teachers into great practitioners, middle and senior leaders.

Recent Graduate?

Newly qualified, energetic and bursting with enthusiasm?

Then we would like to hear from you!

To ensure you have the very best start on your journey to being an outstanding teacher, alongside our partner the Trinity Teaching School Alliance, we will offer you full support including:

Initial Teacher Training (ITT) partnerships

Are you interested in becoming a teacher or finding out more about what it takes?

Rachel Bailey is our ITT Coordinator and can be reached by email or 01484 710235.

Rastrick High School works alongside two ITT Providers to offer Secondary teaching training placements in school.

Kirklees and Calderdale SCITT is an established provider of Initial Teacher Training, rated Good in their OFSTED inspection last year and have been training teachers since 2003. They train Secondary teachers across all subjects and are able to offer placements across Kirklees and Calderdale in a range of different schools.

At Rastrick High School we are proud to host their trainees and work closely with the SCITT in providing placements year on year.

With this programme you would be in school from day one, four days a week and one day at central training.

Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT has an experienced core team of central trainers who come from differing backgrounds within Education, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to their central programme. This theoretical programme enhances and supports the school based learning.

For more information about teacher training contact:

Cathy Scott
Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT
01484 221177

As a partner in Trinity Teaching School Alliance’s School Direct programme, we are offering teacher training places at Rastrick High School.

A full list of the secondary placements still available are listed on the website www.trinitytsa.co.uk along with further information on how to apply and the subjects offered.

Rastrick High School is please to announce that we have recently become a preferred partner school with Manchester Metropolitan University. With many providers in the West Yorkshire area cutting back on their PGCE provision, MMU provides a fantastic opportunity to engage in this rigorous process which combines both university based learning and in-school experience:

MMU Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) courses include Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 60 Masters level credits.

There are over 20 specialisms available at Manchester and a choice of University, School-led Routes or Assessment Only Routes.

Information on the application process, bursaries and Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) can be found in the Train to Teach section

Contact the university +44 (0)161 247 6969 or via their course enquiry form.

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