School Direct is an innovative approach to initial teach training programmes and a fantastic opportunity for aspiring teachers to 'learn on the job' with the support of experienced teachers and mentors guiding them through the training. Our PGCE (with QTS ) programme has been specifically designed to enable trainees to be classroom confident and ready as Newly Qualified Teachers by the following July and is accredited by Liverpool Hope University
Our trainees become a member of the school team from the very start and are assigned a mentor to support their journey through three placements (in at least two different schools). As a Teaching School we have a wide range of different placement schools; sending students to community, faith, academies, SEN and nursery schools and also enrichment placements to alternative provisions, high schools, private nurseries, maximising the range of experiences gained whilst training.
We use highly qualified trainers and mentors to scaffold the theory behind the practise and nurture and support trainees straight into the classroom ensuring they are school ready and confident to take on their NQT year. All trainees also attend Masters level days at Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park campus.
We are proud of our 100% pass rates and 100% employment rate for all of our trainees and proud of how successful our past trainees are in their new careers as teachers!
We have regular Open Days for prospective trainees. They are fun and interactive where you can visit some of our placement schools and meet their Heads, meet our past and current School Direct trainees as well as mentors and lots of children! Check our events pages for more details.
Some of the schools and where you may be training are: