Teacher Training with Wirral Kingsbridge
St George's is delighted to offer an excellent teacher training opportunity for post graduate applicants as part of the new Wirral Kingsbridge Teacher Training Alliance. (in partnership with Kingsbridge Teacher Training. This post graduate route combines the academic support from an outstanding SCITT provider (School Centered Iitial Teacher Training) and Manchester University with outstanding 'on the job' training. You will spend the vast majority of your one-year full time training programme in the classroom, getting to heart of what outstanding teaching looks like. You are treated like a member of our teaching staff from day one.
There may also be an opportunity for you to access an apprenticeship route to teaching (See below).
Full details of the course are how to apply are on our Wirral Kingsbridge training page:
Kinsgbridge currently offers three routes into primary and secondary teaching through the following phases:
- Primary Programme (3-7 phase)
- Primary Programme (5-11 phase)
- Secondary Programme (11-16 phase) with optional post 16 enhancement
School Direct courses generally last a year and result in qualified teacher status (QTS) – most also award you a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) and/or Master’s-level credits.
You’ll train in at least two good schools, getting the chance to learn ‘on the job’ – but you shouldn’t worry about being thrown in at the deep end. You’ll be part of a team from the very start, receiving intensive support from experienced teachers and mentors. That means you won’t be teaching classes unsupported until you’re ready.
The principles of academic rigour on School Direct are the same as on university-led courses, too.
We work with an alliance of 3 primary schools. The Wirral Kingsbridge alliance training is recognised as a high quality model. We have excellent recruitment rates for our trainees. Many of our trainees who complete the programme go on to work within the alliance and local schools.
The currently 3 local primary schools in the alliance and working with Wirral Kingsbridge. They are:
All the schools in the Alliance are good or outstanding. You will be learning from excellent staff in schools who encourage all practitioners to collaborate and grow. Learning with excellent teachers, you will enjoy a high quality training programme combined with professional coaching and mentoring.