School Direct programme through Liverpool College
If you wish to arrange to visit our school or have any questions about teacher training through the School Direct Programme at Liverpool College, please contact:
Assistant Principal: Mrs S Lines
The School Direct teacher training programme allows postgraduate trainees to work closely with a school to gain a teaching qualification, while still having the benefits of university support and study. If you choose to train with Liverpool College School Direct Alliance, you will participate in the PGCE programme offered by Liverpool Hope University, having your subject training delivered by Liverpool Hope tutors, whilst your professional development will be provided in school by experienced teachers from across the alliance. You will also have the opportunity to take part in PGCE conferences and other events organised by Liverpool Hope University. We feel that this mixture gives our trainees the best of both worlds – practical training led by professionals who really know the challenges of school life married with high quality academic input and the opportunity to mix with trainees from across the city region at Liverpool Hope University.
Our secondary trainees will have two placement schools – a ‘home’ school and an ‘away’ school. You will spend the majority of the year working in your ‘home’ school and then a term (or a minimum of 8 weeks) in your ‘away’ school. This gives you the chance to form strong links with both staff and pupils in your ‘home’ placement, so that you are genuinely part of the school community. The ‘away’ school forms a contrast, giving you wider experience.
If you are a primary trainee, you will start in your away school until February half term, then go to your home school for the rest of the year. You will work in a different key stage in your ‘away’ school from that in which you have been placed in your ‘home’ school, thus ensuring that you experience both KS1 and KS2.