Noctua School Alliance

Following the recent announcement by the Secretary of State for Education, Noctua School Alliance has taken the decision to cancel face-to-face training until we feel it is safe to do so to ensure maximum staffing levels in schools during these unprecedented times. We are pleased to offer your schools remote training sessions. To book a place, click on the training tab.
All our training is based on the most up to date evidence informed research.

Member Area

Teacher Training

Description of the offer
Pudsey Primrose Hill is the Lead School for Teacher Training within Noctua School Alliance. We work together with lots of primary schools across Leeds and Bradford to offer School Direct as a high quality and professionally respected route into teaching.
School Direct
As a graduate with a good honours degree, you can apply via UCAS to the partnership to undertake your training. The year-long programme is school-based and training is delivered by Noctua and our partner Higher Education Institute - Educate Teacher Training.

Our aim is to train the next generation of outstanding teachers and we're keen to recruit trainees who share this vision. We provide bespoke training, delivered by outstanding practitioners, across a diverse range of schools. Training is tailored to the needs and experiences of each individual trainee, taking account of his or her existing knowledge and skills.

After a year’s successful training, you'll achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and be in an excellent position to gain employment.

Minimum qualifications required
You will need GCSE grade C or above in English, Maths and Science and a 2:2 Honours degree or above in any subject.

Salaried or unsalaried?
There are two different School Direct Routes designed to appeal to people with a range of experiences:

School Direct salaried route:
  • You meet the minimum qualification requirement.
  • You have three years’ experience of full time paid employment which does not have to be working with children.
  • You have some experience of working with children. This may be in a voluntary capacity.
  • You will be paid as an unqualified teacher in your ‘host school’ for the year of training.
School Direct unsalaried route:
  • You meet the minimum qualification requirement.
  • You have had some experience of working with children. This may be in a voluntary capacity.
  • You will pay a fee of approximately £7,500 to train.
  • You may be eligible for a range of bursaries and can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of the training.
How to apply
UCAS opens from October 2019 for courses starting in September 2020 (APPLY 1).
If you don’t get an offer from APPLY 1 you can apply from January 2020 via APPLY 2.
You must apply in APPLY 1 before you can apply in APPLY 2.

Please use the following course codes when searching under Pudsey Primrose Hill lead school:
School Direct Salaried 3DRM 
School Direct Fee Paying 3DRN

Shortlisting will take place once enough applications are received via UCAS. There is no pre-determined date for this. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a face to face interview. Interviews will be held in schools and will involve school leaders and representatives from Educate Teacher Training

If successful, you'll be made an offer conditional on qualification checks, passing professional skills tests and a satisfactory DBS Check.

Our partner schools
Aberford Primary School
Beeston Primary School
Farsley Farfield Primary School 
Green Lane Primary School
Guiseley Primary School
Lilycroft Primary School
Moortown Primary School
Park Spring Primary School
Pudsey Greenside Primary School
Pudsey Primrose Hill (Lead School)
Pudsey Southroyd Primary School
Pudsey Waterloo Primary School
Westbourne Primary School
Whitecote Primary School