As a recent graduate, I had very limited experience in schools before I started my teacher training. Turton School was my first ever experience of teaching and I loved it. I knew instantly from being at Turton that teaching was the career for me. I could not have had a better start to my professional development as a teacher. The support and encouragement from my mentors, my department, as well as all other colleagues and trainees was exceptional. All staff were incredibly welcoming and eager to help me develop as a teacher.


Start your teaching journey with us through School Direct

School Direct is an Initial Teacher Training programme which offers you the opportunity to carry out the majority of your training in school.

Turton School is launching an innovative school led teacher-training programme designed and formed through a strategic partnership between Turton School,Ā  Egerton Community Primary School and Liverpool John Moores University. This one year School Direct PGCE with QTS will also give you credits towards a Master's degree.

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 the highest quality training.

Why School Direct at Turton?

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. You will work in a school for four days a week and will come back to Turton School on Fridays for lectures, work-shops and professional development training.

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 success-ful teaching professional and leader of learning.