The NCTSA is a collaborative project involving over 25 primary, secondary, post-16 and higher education institutions from our region focusing on CPD, initial teaching training (ITT), talent management and school-to-school support.

The NCTSA provides us with the opportunity to share best practice with providers from every sector, primary, secondary and post-16.  This means that we can learn from others, but also that we can help others struggling to make improvements in education we have seen within the Trust.  This has led to dynamic school-to-school support of regional secondary schools, as well as exciting projects like the NCTSA’s literary project, backed by £330,000 from the DfE and targeted specifically at diminishing the difference in literacy across the 13 Wakefield schools, all with outcomes in the lowest quartile..

About the Lead Strategic Partner

We are led by directors from New Collaborative Learning Trust to steer the work. New College Pontefract, graded outstanding in all areas by Ofsted, is the first sixth form college in Yorkshire to form and lead a Teaching school.  Ranked third nationally in success rate league tables for sixth form colleges, and shortlisted for 2015 TES College of the Year 2015, New College is well placed to play a pivotal role in driving the success of the alliance.

The Strategic Partners

We are overseen by a group of senior leaders from 9 strategic partners:

  1. Castleford Academy
  2. Glasshoughton Infant Academy
  3. Hayfield School
  4. Huddersfield University
  5. Minsthorpe Community College
  6. Nelson & Colne College
  7. Pontefract Academies Trust
  8. Selby High School
  9. Yorkshire Three Counties Alliance