Our 2016-17 School Direct trainees have today started their journey into a successful teaching career and are enjoying their first term and first placement within our School Direct programme. We wish them an enjoyable year of training and hope they excel in all their placements.

An innovative approach to initial teach training programmes School Direct is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring teachers to 'learn on the job' with the support of experienced teachers and mentors guiding them through the training. At the end of the year our students will be classroom ready and receive a PGCE (with QTS recommendation) qualification accredited by Liverpool Hope University

‘We pride ourselves on 100% good and outstanding pass rate for all of our trainees and many of our students gain employment within the school networks they have trained or within the authority, supporting our aim to train and retain outstanding teachers for Warrington. Students, and their subsequent employers, tell us the breadth of experience they gained made them secure in their choices when they moved onto their NQT year.

Already looking forward to the next cohort of trainees we have regular Open Days (Check our events pages for more details) for prospective trainees and are actively seeking local placement schools. For more information please contact nbriscoe@wpat.warrington.sch.uk