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School Direct


School Direct- ‘Train to Teach’


St Mary & St Thomas’ Teaching School Alliance has developed an exciting School Direct programme aimed at recruiting and training high quality aspiring primary school teachers.


Working in partnership with Liverpool Hope University we provide our trainees with a strong school-centred postgraduate route into teaching but with the added benefit of studying for a Masters level for a Postgraduate Certificate as well.


We will be recruiting 20 students to train in September 2015; application is via UCAS which opens on November 1st 2014.


Trainees on our School Direct programme will be allocated a school in our Alliance, all of which are good or outstanding. The majority of time will be spent in a ‘home’ school with additional teaching in an ‘away’ school in the Alliance. Broad Oak Community Primary School is one of the School Direct Partnership schools.


The taught element of our School Direct programme will be delivered by outstanding trainers from our teaching School partnership – Headteachers, Advanced Skills Teachers, experienced consultants and class teachers. The teaching at Masters Level will be delivered by Liverpool Hope.


This is a fabulous route into teaching with us equipping our trainees with the experience and skills needed to become outstanding teachers.



At Broad Oak Community Primary School we are pleased that you are interested in the School Direct Route into teacher training.


The qualifications you need to be considered for a place on the programme is a 2:1 degree, Maths/English and Science- Grade C+ GCSE or equivalent.


You need at least two weeks previous work experience in a school setting.


You need to apply directly through UCAS and the course code is 13N- St Mary and St Thomas CE Alliance.

Any places would be offered on a conditional basis. It is expected that before starting the course in September you would have passed the QTS tests, completed a satisfactory medical and DBS check.


If you would like further information then please don't hesitate in contacting the school on: Broad Oak Community Primary School, Brunswick Street, Parr, St.Helens, WA9 2JE- 01744 678182. Alternatively there are more details on The St Helens TSA website- or

Lisa Bradshaw, Director of the St Helens TSA and National Maths Hub

01744 678010/01744 678190 or Michelle Moors (Strategic Lead) at St Mary and St Thomas CE Primary Alliance- 01744 678010.


Many thanks for your enquiry; we look forward to hearing from you soon.