West Vale Academy

We are a primary in Calderdale and part of Great Heights Trust MAT. We have our own teacher training organisation AA Teamworks Scitt which trains primary and secondary teachers. The SCITT is hosted on our site so you will be able to see our specialist training room and facilities as part of your visit
Our school takes trainees from the SCITT each year so you can gain experience in being in a school but also by speaking to current trainees you can find out more about the process of training

About our school experience

Individual requirements:
  • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
  • Must have a degree
  • Photo identification: Passport or driving licence
Candidates will gain an experience of the life of a teacher and the ways in which pupils across age ranges learn and develop. You will observe lessons and be able to talk to both current trainees and qualified staff. You can visit our SCITT and observe training sessions
Not specified


Map showing West Vale Academy

For more information about our school:

Back to search results

School phases
  • Primary (4 to 11)
Stainland Road
West Vale
Placement availability

We can accept applications across the school year; this can be stand-alone days or a series of days up to two weeks.

School experience type
In school
DBS check required

No - Candidates will be accompanied at all times when in school

Dress code

Smart casual

Start and finish times

8.30 to 3.30 - Flexible

We can be flexible around starts and finish times for candidates at their request


Not available on site

There is both on street parking near by and a pay and display car park opposite the school

Teacher training offered

We are part of AA Teamworks West Yorkshire SCITT and we recruit and train both primary and secondary teachers

More information