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North Star and Polaris Teaching School Alliances

We are very proud to be members of North Star and Polaris Teaching School Alliances. North Star and Polaris formed a unique partnership in 2016 to support school improvement across North Yorkshire and work with around 70 primary schools in the region. Our collective aim is to improve outcomes for all children through a self-sustaining, dynamic system of school improvement and support across North Yorkshire and beyond.

Our headteacher, Marie-Louise Thirlaway, is part of the executive board for North Star and Polaris. In addition, Mrs Thirlaway is part of the team leading on the initial teacher training programme.

Train to be a Teacher in local schools

North Star Teaching Alliance is delighted to be working in partnership with Leeds Trinity University and Polaris TSA to offer early years and primary teacher-training places. Find out more about our School Direct programme here.


Do you want to train to teach in a local primary school, like Meadowside Academy or Marton-cum-Grafton CE VA Primary?

North Star Teaching School Alliance is now recruiting for our School Direct Primary Teacher Training Programme 2019-2020
Train to teach in one of over 40 primary schools across North Yorkshire.
Four days per week in school.
Professional tutoring from Leeds Trinity University in a local hub.
For more information, call 01423-226389, or check out @NorthStarTSA or