We inspire trainee teachers and develop them in order to become enthusiastic, effective and critically reflective practitioners. All trainees are provided with opportunities to observe examples of good practice in teaching and learning within and beyond their subject area.
SCHOOL DIRECT AT TURTON - A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP
School Direct at Turton is an innovative school led primary and secondary teacher-training programme designed and formed through a strategic partnership between Turton School and Egerton Community Primary School. We are delighted to be working with our university partner, Liverpool John Moores who support our aims of working creatively and flexibly with you, to provide high quality teacher training to meet your needs.
All training will take place in our training centre at Turton School, Bolton (or at Egerton Community Primary School for primary trainees), led by Liverpool John Moores University.
We recognise the importance of collaborative partnerships based on foundations of shared interest, mutual commitment and trust. We are confident that we can help you to fulfill your professional ambitions and enable you to achieve more than you ever thought possible.
Our vision is to ensure that you are prepared for the challenges of the classroom and well-equipped to benefit students in the schools in which you will train. We will work collaboratively, proactively and flexibly with you to achieve high quality teaching and learning.
School Direct at Turton and Liverpool John Moores University share a common vision of teaching and learning, grounded in research and practitioner knowledge. This vision is underpinned by a shared passion and drive to train and develop you to be an outstanding and inspirational teacher who is highly employable, a highly successful teaching professional and leader of learning.
WHY SCHOOL DIRECT? - HOW CAN I TRAIN TO TEACH?
There are a variety of ways to get into teaching, all routes consist of a core of the following:
- A minimum of 24 weeks in at least two schools to give you practical classroom experience
- Academic study to give you the knowledge and understanding to teach successfully
- An assessment of your teaching skills (through classroom observation)
With us you get practical, hands-on training and education based in excellent schools across the North West of England. Courses generally last a year and all result in QTS. You will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Master’s-level credits upon completion.