Liverpool Teacher Development Partnership Training Programme

Why train with us?

The schools within our alliance are fantastic places to work and learn. Our programme provides a unique school-based learning opportunity in partnership with Liverpool Hope University.

This is an inspirational partnership of secondary schools, Liverpool Hope University, School Improvement Liverpool and the Archdiocese of Liverpool. All of our schools are at the cutting edge of teaching and learning. The vision is straightforward but powerful - all students to succeed through the highest standards of education and care. We prepare our young people to be global citizens, ready to take on the world, secure of their place in society.

We create an environment in which staff, pupils and trainee teachers alike feel valued and supported. We have worked with trainee teachers for many years and we fully recognise the vibrancy, enthusiasm and drive they can offer to a school community.

Our partnership of schools is led by St John Bosco Arts College and comprises a mixture of faith specialisms across both primary and secondary schools. All of our schools are conveniently located, which means trainees can engage with more than one school in the partnership. We provide a unique opportunity to experience a diverse and contrasting range of teaching and training experiences.

Students across the partnership are happy and friendly, and are at the heart of everything we do. Both staff and students are ambitious and confident. Many consistently out-perform their peers nationally and make significantly more progress.

Our region has several major employers with which the partnership works to provide genuine employment links and experiences for students and staff.

Our staff are our most valuable resource and have a proven track record in training and professional development. All are excellent practitioners. They are eager to share their subject knowledge and pedagogy, recent curriculum developments, assessment methods to promote student attainment, along with ways to create an effective climate for learning. The goal in all of this is to ensure high quality teaching and learning experiences as well as many other skills with the next generation of teachers.

About this training programme

We partner with Liverpool Hope University to deliver this training programme leading to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and masters credits. Trainees will undertake a minimum number of days in school as teaching placements. These are underpinned by University subject days, Initial Professional Development Sessions led by current practitioners from within our Partnership and Intensive Training and Practice (ITaPs) weeks where specific aspects of pedagogical practice is unpicked and refined.

Trainees are allocated a Home School and Away Placement for the duration of their teacher training, which enables them to become a part of the school's staff team from the beginning. All Home and Away Schools are committed to developing outstanding trainees with Secondary settings across socially and economically challenged communities.

You will have full access to Liverpool Hope University. Prior to your teaching placements, you will have an induction programme at the University and at school.

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