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Moor End Academy

School Direct

Train with us - Become a leader of tomorrow!


Moor End Academy is the outstanding lead school in the South Pennine Academies Trust offering employment-based, yearlong placements within the Trust to Trainees on the programme. The Trust works across Kirklees, Calderdale and Oldham, having three Secondary schools, six Primary schools and two Pre-Schools. Two of the Primary schools are brand new Free schools, with Beaumont Primary Academy based in a multi million pound school and Brambles due to be in a brand new build by September 2019.

 The programme has a long and successful track record of teacher training, and is accredited by the Huddersfield Horizon SCITT.

 Our programme offers School Direct placements on a salaried and non-salaried basis, catering for both primary and secondary trainees across the trust.

 The government decides the number of places available for courses. Therefore, it is recommended that candidates apply earlier, to avoid disappointment.

 Why moor end

Our school offers a culture of exceptional behavior, with inquisitive and ambitious children who take responsibility for their learning and actions. Our welcoming staff and the children within it fully realise our ethos: Respect. Ambition. Responsibility.

Moor end offer a wealth of experience to those on the programme, having successfully trained teachers for a number of years. Our graduates are ambitious, resilient and ready to face head on the challenges of becoming a future school leader.

 During the course of your training, you will be assigned a mentor to coach and guide you during the process – our programme offers an enthusiastic, encouraging and outstanding cohort of experienced staff to help you realise your potential in teaching.

 We are a strategic partner of the Pennine Teaching School and we work closely with many of the schools in the Alliance, using their schools (in addition to our own Trust schools) to train and mentor our trainees. The Teaching School also organises the Special Educational needs placement which our trainees have as part of their school based experience.

Moor End Academy values its staff and their progression. I joined the school as an NQT in September 2017. Since then, I have received regular, tailored and ambitious CPD opportunities. This coupled with support from our encouraging SLT, which subsequently led to myself having the experience and confidence required to deliver Trust-wide CPD sessions and take on my first TLR responsibility within my first year! If you are looking for a new challenge and see leadership in your future, consider our school.

Our School

Moor end operates a clear and well-founded ethos: Respect. Ambition. Responsibility. The school day consists of 6 lessons of varying length. Every lesson follows a Five-Part template. Each phase in the lesson stretches, challenges or provides an opportunity to practice new skills. our students benefit from excellent teaching every day, every lesson which develops independence, creativity, innovation and risk taking.

Our most recent external consultant review by Lead consultant appointed by the SPA, Christine Schofield:

“Behaviour in lessons was exemplary: all teachers were able to get on with teaching and pupils with learning.”

“Systems are in place to use outcomes of learning walks to provide effective CPD.”

“Relationships between teachers and pupils are good, creating a very positive environment for learning.”



*GCSE A*-C (or Equivalent) in English, Maths and Science.

*Ideally a 2:2 Degree classification (or Equivalent)-we may consider a third class in consideration of experience, further qualifications and references.

Personal qualities

We are looking for people who have the potential to teach and to ensure that children make the progress to become confident learners, resulting in improved life chances for our children-we want to give them their passport to success.

Therefore we need applicants with:

*Excellent subject knowledge

*A passion for teaching

*A desire to improve children's lives

*Excellent organisational skills

*A professional outlook


Other requirements

*Successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Professional Skills Tests (applicant to book via Learn Direct and complete prior to the September start date)

*An Enhanced DBS (Provider to check on acceptance of the conditional offer)

*Prohibition Order Check (Provider to check on acceptance of the conditional offer)

*Prohibition to teach in another country of the European Economic Area (EEA) Check (Provider to check on acceptance of the conditional offer)

*Fitness to Teach Check (Provider to check on acceptance of the conditional offer)

*Overseas Check (Provider to check on acceptance of the conditional offer)

Partner Schools

Beaumont Primary Academy Moor End Academy Orchard Primary Academy Brambles Primary Academy

Waterhead Academy  
Willowpark Primary Academy Waterhead Academy Woodlands Primary Academy Woodside Pre School 
Huddersfield Horizon SCITT Greenacres Primary Academy 

Park Lane Academy 


Courses Available 


Primary – UCAS Course code: 33TZ

Mathematics – UCAS course code: 33TX

Physics – UCAS course code: 33TV

English – UCAS course code: 33TN

Chemistry – UCAS code 33TL


Primary – UCAS Course code 33TY

Mathematics – UCAS Course code – 33TW

Biology – UCAS Course code – 33TJ

Chemistry – UCAS Course code – 33TK

Physics – UCAS Course code – 33TR

English – UCAS Course code: 33TM

History – UCAS Course code – 33TQ

Geography – UCAS Course code – 33TP

Physical Education – UCAS Course code: 33V3

Modern Languages – UCAS Course code: 33V2


 Miss R Thompson - School Direct Lead


Moor End Academy, Dryclough Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield, HD4 5JA

Tel:  01484 222230

Be the BEST - become the LEADERS of tomorrow!


We are well behaved and considerate to all staff and students in our learning community.


We are hard working and have an ambitious attitude to succeed and achieve.


We take ownership and act with
integrity; we always do the right thing.