Start Your Teaching Career at
The White Rose Academies Trust

Our philosophy is that the early years of teaching within The White Rose Academies Trust demonstrates a clear investment in our beginner teachers, as we foster the thirst for success by giving a high-quality and bespoke training offer.


We offer opportunities such as outstanding CPD, creating lifelong links with colleagues, exceptional mentoring and action-based training which will create outstanding teachers who are retained for years to come; making a positive impact on every young person.

You will spend a large percentage of time completing 'on the job' training, in different schools enabling you to get an insight into numerous different education contexts. You will be educated through weekly training sessions which are delivered by practicing teachers and give you numerous opportunities to apply to the lessons that you will be delivering. In addition, we also host PGCE students from the University of Huddersfield and Leeds Trinity University and Apprentice Teachers taught at University Centre at Leeds City College.


ITT - Initial Teacher Training

The White Rose Academies Trust works with the University of Huddersfield and Leeds Trinity University on all routes to becoming a qualified teacher. This includes:


  • A highly-skilled subject mentor from the Academy you are placed in, who will work closely with you throughout your training year. This will include weekly mentor meetings as well as regular feedback on your strengths and areas for improvement.


  • Close links to our specialist beginner teacher team, ensuring your experience during placement is extremely enjoyable; allowing you to fulfil your potential as a teacher.


  • The opportunity to access Academy training events as well as Trust-wide training where you will meet other beginner teachers from the across the trust.



  • An invitation to the beginner teacher social events and support from a beginner teacher wellbeing mentor.


Recruitment opportunities coupled with potential financial incentives if you secure a NQT post within the trust.


NQT - Newly-Qualified Teacher

The White Rose Academies Trust has a proven record of accomplishment, providing an excellent induction year offer for all Newly Qualified Teachers within the trust. This includes:

  • A weekly programme of training within each Academy delivered by expert practitioners.


  • The opportunity to attend sessions with all NQTs across the trust to share ideas, forging links and developing an understanding of various educational settings.


  • An invitation to the beginner teacher social events and support from a beginner teacher wellbeing mentor.



  • A subject mentor from the Academy you are working in who will meet with you on a weekly basis, as well as carrying out a weekly coaching observation to aid your development.


  • Opportunities to observe other teachers within your Academy and across the Trust to identify elements of teaching to apply to your own lessons.


RQT - Recently Qualified Teachers

Within the Trust, we recognise that after your NQT year you may still require support and development opportunities. Therefore, the Trust prides itself on running a RQT programme which enables our teachers to fulfil their potential and embrace progression opportunities. This includes:


  • An Academy programme of training opportunities.

  • Termly Trust-wide social events with other RQTs across the Trust.​​

  • High-quality coaching feedback to aid development in your classroom.


For those with a passion for career development, there will be opportunities to look at first steps into leadership, through our Aspiring Leaders CPD programme, to assist applications for the many progression opportunities which will arise within the Trust.


If you would like any more information on being a beginner teacher within the Trust or would like to visit any of our Academies, then please contact Rachel Smith at:

Application is through UCAS but further information on how to apply can be found here and then here

Mrs Rachel Smith

Vice Principal - White Rose Academies Trust

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or Louise Wisson at: