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Five Towns ITT Partnership

The Five Towns ITT Partnership offers you the opportunity to train through the School Direct initiative in a range of schools across Wakefield and the Five Towns (Castleford, Wakefield, Normanton, Pontefract and Featherstone). Training with us guarantees that you will gain the benefit of in-school experience with outstanding teachers together with professional studies sessions hosted by a team of talented academics at Leeds Beckett University. Our partnership encompasses a range of schools across the Five Towns area, so you'll benefit from a contrasting school experience and have the chance to forge links and network with other trainees and staff across the partnership's schools.

We are looking for ambitious and committed individuals with a passion for their subject and a desire to share their enthusiasm and inspire young people. If you have these qualities coupled with a relentless focus on securing the best outcomes for young people, we would encourage you to apply to train with us.


 Our placement schools

All of our schools are truly comprehensive and will provide you with the opportunity to work with young people of all abilities and ages. Our partnership is growing and we are keen to work with schools and academies which share our ethos.

We are currently offering placements at the following schools:


Schools across the Castleford Academy Trust, Northern Ambition Academies Trust, Pontefract Academies Trust & Accord Multi Academy Trust, Badsworth C of E.



Airedale Academy

Castleford Academy (Lead School)

Crofton Academy

Kettlethorpe High School

Horbury Academy

Ossett Academy

The Kings School

Outwood Academy Hemsworth

Carlton Community High School


Available places

We currently have places for 2019 - 20 available in the following subjects:


Art and Design




Design & Technology





Modern Languages




Religious Education


Entry Requirements:

Minimum degree classification: 2:2 plus, ideally, evidence of experience in a UK school or setting relevant to primary or secondary education.

If applying for secondary, you should have a degree in which the majority of the content was in your chosen teaching subject. We will look carefully at all applications, and will recommend candidates for a Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course, if appropriate.

We are happy to support potential applicants with arranging further school experience through the school experience programme.



All applicants for primary training places must have grade C passes in GCSE English Language, Maths and Science (or equivalent) before making their application.

Secondary applicants must have grade C passes in GCSE English Language & Maths.


Professional Qualification

Our training course will include a PGCE from either Leeds Beckett University or the University of Huddersfield with recommendation for QTS (dependent upon course chosen).

Trainees will be members of the respective universities and as such will be able to access all university facilities.



How to apply

You can apply directly on UCAS under Five Towns ITT Partnership

Want to know more? Get in touch at:

Five Towns ITT Partnership

Castleford Academy

Ferrybridge Road


WF10 4JQ


T: 01977 605060

Email: enquiries@fivetownsittpartnership.com​