School Direct

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

North West Learning Partnership School Direct is an established School Direct Provider. Our link with North West Maths Hub 3 means we are able to provide outstanding training at the forefront of developments in Mathematics education. Our affiliation to NWLP means trainees receive outstanding training from us, our placement schools and LJMU who achieved Outstanding in Primary during their recent Ofsted inspection.

North West Learning Partnership School Direct continues to be above the National norm for School Direct provision and is classed as a high flying partnership in terms of numbers of applications and successful recruitment. The one year in-school training for graduates is provided by serving Head Teachers, Senior Leaders, specialist Lead Practitioners and other specialists in their field, based at our schools in close partnership with Liverpool John Moores University.

Training with us also means that you will benefit from:

  • High employment rates
  • Only Good to Outstanding schools within our partnership are used for placements
  • Placement schools are across the North West including St Helens, Wigan, Liverpool, Bolton, Halton and Knowsley and some areas of Manchester
  • Highly effective school based tutors. All of a senior level with a wealth of experience or are Specialist Leaders in their field of expertise
  • Personal support structures in place
  • Provision continues to be graded as Outstanding
  • North West Learning Partnership are committed to ongoing development of all trainees for a further two years. Trainees have access, free of charge, to our highly effective training.

Further Information

North West Learning Partnership

If you would like any more information, please contact Kathy Carman at: