School Direct Training

School Direct - Wirral Schools Collaboration in conjunction with Liverpool John Moores University.

Pensby Primary School is the lead school for School Direct Teacher training but we work with Pensby Primary to host students at Gayton. School Direct training is held within a 'home' school in the Wirral Schools Collaboration and we provide additional training delivered by our staff who are experienced and skilled in their field. Together, the Collaboration and the University deliver exciting, engaging, meaningful training that enables the development of the professional knowledge and skills required to become an effective primary practitioner.

We offer each trainee an assigned mentor within their ‘home’ school. Our mentors are highly experienced.

Our Collaboration schools are highly experienced in supporting Teacher Training programmes. Our schools offer;

*Positive working environments within supportive cultures,

*Long lasting history of successful partnerships with Higher Education Institutes,

*Wonderful children with exceptional behaviour who are eager to learn,

*A wide range of specialisms throughout our many schools,

*Opportunities to work with leading teachers, within highly successful schools,

Our accredited body, Liverpool John Moores University has an established reputation for high quality Teacher Training. The LJMU Partnership’s 2019 OFSTED inspection outcomes were the best on Merseyside with Primary provision graded Outstanding and Secondary programmes judged to be Good. Our Partnership with LJMU ensures that our teachers develop a deep and research-informed understanding of subjects, the curriculum, learners and learning. The Postgraduate Award from LJMU is co-designed to ensure that teaching and assignments are embedded in classroom practice. There is significant academic and pastoral support from LJMU, whose staff also visit our students and their mentors on placement.