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:


From September 2022 - our Kingsbridge Wirral regional partnership offers high quality school-led teacher training across 3-7 and 5-11 phases.  Come to our 'Get into teaching' event on Tuseday 3rd October at our upper site building on Claremount Road.  See the attached flyer below for more information or follow this link to register your interest. 

Get into Teaching with Kingsbridge

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

Route 1 School Centred Initial Teacher Training – a 12 month programme that combines in-school experience, centre-based training and online tuition.
Route 2 Assessment Only – a route which takes into account an individual’s past and present work experience.
Route 3 Post Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship – an employment based apprenticeship programme running over 4 terms which integrates academic, centre-based learning and on-the-job practical training in schools.
Applicants via this route are required to secure a paid apprenticeship as an unqualified teacher in a school to make an application to undertake this route. Opportunities are advertised on the national apprenticeship website. 

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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.

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