Schools Direct

School Direct Training

Would you like a career as a Primary or  Secondary teacher?


School Direct is an innovative way to train as a teacher. It allows schools to grow their own new teachers by giving them opportunity to recruit and train their own staff. It gives trainees the opportunity to choose the schools they wish to train in and spend more time in school learning to be an outstanding teacher. This is a new national approach to teacher training. 

The School Direct Training Programme, is open to all graduates and funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee, who may receive a bursary from the Teaching Agency (TA).

What can we offer you?

Our Alliance is a vibrant, successful partnership. The alliance schools have a very close working relationship and support structure. We are committed to training effective future teachers and  leaders who will inspire future generations. We have an extremely talented, creative, enthusiastic and forward thinking leadership teams, supportive staff, governors and parents who all share one vision - to ensure that all children have access to the highest quality teaching every day.
We work closely with other local school direct partnerships to ensure you get the best opportunities. It also allows us to widen the breadth of expertise and promote diversity.  We are also supported by Wirral's EQ (Education Quality) partnership, which has a strong team of primary and secondary specialist teachers who compliment us as we deliver high quality training.

Can you inspire young children to achieve and foster their creativity?

Want to work within one of our alliance schools?

Are you a graduate who has a passion to make a difference to ensure quality outcomes for young people and prepared to engage with teaching professionals from across a high achieving Local Authority?


"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited." - Plutarch

Why not apply for a place for school based Initial Teacher Training. Applicants should be aware that there are limited spaces for trainees available within our alliance. Applicants must be available to start this training in September 2015. Training opportunities are also available for 2016-2017

We work within the Weatherhead, Teaching School Alliance.


For schools in the Weatherhead Teaching School Alliance: 


For details of places remaining for 2015/16:


For how to apply:


For initial enquiries, email:

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