The Weatherhead Teaching School Alliance School Direct Programme comprises the following Wirral-based schools:
- Bidston Avenue Primary School
- Leasowe Early Years & Adult Learning Centre
- Liscard Primary School
- Mount Primary School
- Park Primary School
- St George’s Primary School
- Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School
- Bebington High Sports College
- Birkenhead High School Academy
- Calday Grange Grammar School (from September 2017)
- The Mosslands School
- Pensby High School
- Ridgeway High School
- Weatherhead High School
- West Kirby Grammar School
- Wirral Grammar School for Boys
- Wirral Grammar School for Girls
- Woodchurch High School (from September 2017)
You will spend the vast majority of your one-year full time training programme in the classroom, getting to the heart of what outstanding teaching looks like.
Learning from outstanding teachers, you will enjoy a rigorous training programme (in areas such as behaviour management and meeting the needs of student learning) and excellent 1-1 subject and professional coaching and mentoring.
Our alliance draws on its vast experience to provide professional learning training days where trainees across the alliance have a chance to learn together as a larger group.
You will have a home-school where you will begin your training, spending time in a contrasting school-based experience with a school in our alliance. All schools in the alliance are experienced in providing ITT and excel at developing and training their staff.
We recruit and select our own trainees and, whilst we cannot guarantee employment, we aim to employ the majority of our trainees within our alliance of schools, offering excellent opportunities for career development. Perhaps unique to our alliance is our Career Teaching and Leadership Development (CTLD) programme which accelerates the most talented graduates into school leadership positions by providing a framework of professional development and support that goes far beyond simply training you to teach.