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Barnsley Teaching School Alliance is led by two outstanding schools in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Springwell Special Academy and Worsbrough Common Primary School and have been running the School Direct Programme since 2013.

Barnsley TSA offers placements in Primary, Secondary and Special settings across the Yorkshire & Humber region. Our programmes are accredited by Sheffield Hallam University leading to QTS/PGCE qualifications. Our training opportunities provide a pathway into teaching that is flexible to individual needs, allowing those who have just completed a degree course or have been working in a career for many years, to combine teacher training with learning within a school based setting.

Schools within the alliance have a strong track record in Initial Teacher Training. This will provide you, whatever your specialist area, with access to a broad range of expertise as your training progresses. All our partner schools offer high levels of support in developing your understanding of teaching and learning pedagogy, as well as providing inspirational experiences on a day-to-day basis.

Throughout the programme, outstanding teachers will support you in your host school along with a school-based mentor and an academic tutor from Sheffield Hallam University. You will also benefit from high quality sessions with other PGCE students at Sheffield Hallam and take part in our weekly bespoke in-house twilight’s sessions that run throughout the year. At the end of the programme, you will gain Qualified Teacher Status along with a PGCE comprising of 60 credits at Masters Level and 60 credits at Level 6.

Training Team

As Director of Barnsley TSA since 2015, Theresa leads on all strands of the Teaching School. She has experience of working in Senior Leadership teams within Secondary schools. Theresa began her career as a Modern Foreign Languages teacher and has led ITT/NQT training and development within schools.

Amy has worked at Barnsley TSA for 3 year and over-sees the different strands of the Teaching School. As part of the Operations Manager role, Amy leads and coordinates the Newly Qualified Teacher programme. Amy also helps to organise and facilitate the School Direct interview process for potential trainees as well as being heavily involved with the Specialist Leaders of Education application and recruitment procedure.

Holly has worked for Barnsley Teaching School Alliance for 2 years and is currently completing her Level 3 Business and Administration Apprenticeship. Holly is the main point of contact for Continuous Professional Development bookings and is heavily involved with the School Direct application and recruitment process.

Nicci has recently joined Barnsley TSA bringing her expertise of Senior and Middle leadership from one of our partner Secondary schools. She has worked as ITT and NQT coordinator for numerous years, as well as supporting experienced staff within different settings.

Partner Schools

Worsbrough Common Primary School
Bruce Avenue, Worsbrough Common, Barnsley, S70 4EB

Worsbrough Common Primary School is an Outstanding Primary School within Barnsley, South Yorkshire and is one of Barnsley TSA’s Lead Schools.

Springwell Special Academy
St Helen’s Boulevard, Carlton Road, Barnsley, S71 2AY

Springwell Special Academy is an Outstanding Special School within Barnsley. They are one of the teaching Schools Lead Schools.

St Mary’s Academy Trust

Birkwood Primary

Wentworth CofE Primary

Joseph Norton Academy

Greenacre School

The Forest Academy

Oakwell Rise Academy

Oakhill Primary Academy

Joseph Locke Primary School

Mapplewell Primary

Whiston Worrygoose

Wellspring Academy Trust

Kirk Balk Academy

Horizon Community College

Barnsley Academy

Darton College

Wales High School