Here at St Joseph’s, we are a strategic partner of St Anthony’s Catholic Teaching School. This alliance ensures outstanding education is provided to children from the four compass points of Leeds and beyond. This thriving alliance, containing a number of outstanding schools, including St Joseph’s, Wetherby, is distinctive in both its geography and in its diversity. We work in partnership with St Anthony’s Teaching School Alliance to provide a unique opportunity for tomorrow’s teachers to train across a range of contrasting catchment areas gaining first hand experience of working within different demographics.

All schools within the partnership are also an active part of the Catholic Compass Partnership of Schools. This strong and successful partnership is already well established, having worked effectively in partnership with Leeds Trinity University for many years providing outstanding training opportunities for teaching and primary and secondary level.

For more information about St Anthony’s Catholic Teaching School and the School Direct Teacher Training please follow this link:

Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)

Here at St Joseph’s we have three certified Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) awarded by the National College for Teaching and Leadership:

Mrs J. Ward – Leadership and Management

Mrs L. Hemming – Early Years & Phonics

Mrs A. Reddiex – Early Years

Specialist leaders of education (SLEs) are outstanding middle and senior leaders with a particular area of expertise and the skills to develop the leadership capacity of colleagues in similar positions in other schools. We offer school to school support within the Alliance and beyond.