St George's is delighted to offer an excellent teacher training opportunity for post graduate applicants as part of the Wallasey Primary Alliance (in partnership with Weatherhead teaching School). School Direct route combines the academic support from a 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.
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 4 primary schools, Weatherhead Teaching School and Liverpool John Moores to offer a high quality, local teacher training opportunity. The 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 4 primary schools in the alliance 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.
To find out more read the additional pages in this section of the website or come and attend one of our information evenings:
Wallasey Primary Alliance
School Direct Information Evenings between 6.00 - 7.00 pm
Wednesday 4th July - Liscard Primary
Thursday 13th September - Park Primary
Thursday 1st November - St Georges Primary
Tuesday 15th January - Mount Primary