The School Direct Teacher Training Programme

Would you like to benefit from high quality on-the-job training and become a fully-qualified primary school teacher?

Our school is part of a growing number of schools leading the way for more school-led post-graduate (PGCE) teacher training. This is really important to us because it means we can choose the very best talent and develop them into teachers. Being able to choose who we train as teachers helps us in delivering the best outcomes for our pupils.

Church Drive Primary School Initial Teacher Training will mean a placement in one of the following schools, all graded at least good in their most recent OFSTED inspection: Church Drive Primary School, Egremont Primary School, Great Meols Primary School, Poulton Lancelyn Primary School, St. Andrew’s C of E Primary School or Stanton Road Primary School. We are a close network of successful schools, working in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) to provide trainees with a PGCE qualification. We offer high quality training from school leaders across the network, fully trained mentors, regular chances to learn with other trainees, a good balance of practical and theoretical experience and help and support when you are ready to start applying for jobs.

We have vacancies now to start training from September 2017 and we would be very interested to hear from you if you are thinking of becoming a teacher. We’re looking for people who

  • have (or will have) a degree

  • want to learn

  • have a passion for teaching

  • want to inspire young people to fulfil their potential

This training would be suited to university graduates, people wanting a career change or anyone interested in having a career that makes a difference.

We’d love you to come and find out more about the exciting teacher training opportunities available. We will be holding open evening events on:

Monday 3rd October 2016 at St Andrew's CE Primary, Bebington

Monday 10th October 2016 at Great Meols Primary School, Meols

Monday 17th October 2016 at Stanton Road Primary School, Bebington

Each of these open evenings will run from 4-6pm and will include a presentation led by LJMU at 5pm, besides being an opportunity to meet some of the headteachers and find out more.

We can also provide you with support and guidance on your application form and offer you school experience if you just want a taster of what teaching could be like.

For further information on what becoming a teacher might involve more generally, you can visit www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching.