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.

Member Area

Secondary to Primary conversion


The Noctua Teaching School is proud to be working in partnership with The Education Network in reskilling and upskilling teachers across West Yorkshire. 

The Education Network not only provides comprehensive recruitment solutions, they also offer a range of services designed to reduce staff turnover, bridge gaps in CPD and increase performance among teaching staff, all of which are aimed at adding value to teaching and learning.

Together, Noctua Teaching School Alliance and The Education Network are delivering a programme which will give secondary teachers the skills and preparation for the transition from secondary to primary education.

The course will enable teachers to experience the following:


  • Access a wealth of primary expertise
  • Visit four contextually differing good and outstanding primary schools
  • Opportunities to observe focus subjects, developing into whole class teaching opportunities
  • Observe different teaching styles to challenge primary learning
  • Learning the primary curriculum by ‘theory in to practice’ – this includes observing lessons across the whole curriculum
  • Ways to keep pupils engaged – what kind of lessons would you plan to make sure you really grabbed your pupils’ imagination?
  • Consideration of behaviour – good behaviour management is pretty much the same whoever you’re teaching, but in practice there will be significant differences to how you control a secondary and primary class



This programme is open to secondary teachers looking to make the transition into primary teaching. The course is designed for teachers who have the potential to deliver consistently outstanding lessons in a primary setting and who have a real passion for teaching younger children.


Headteachers and specialist primary leaders

Course date:



Good and outstanding schools across Leeds

Please note that every teacher attending the course will be required to complete the full 4 weeks and will then receive a reference and certificate from a primary headteacher.


£480 for the full course (can be paid over three instalments).

Please contact Nicola Moxon at The Education Network on 0113 8231910 for more information or email to secure your place on the programme.