Teaching Schools give outstanding schools a leading role in the training and professional development of teachers, support staff and headteachers, as well as contributing to the raising of standards through:

  • School-to-School Support
  • Success in Planning and Leadership
  • Initial Teacher Training
  • Continued Professional Development
  • Specialist Leaders of Education
  • Research and Development

Why Join Us?

Each of the schools in the Liverpool Partnership has its own distinctive character, reflecting its local community and history, but all share the same commitment to the partnership’s ethos.

Outstanding Teaching
We believe strongly in the personal growth of all staff within the school and take professional development seriously.  You will actively participate in St John Bosco’s Professional Learning Programme, part of a well-resourced, effectively led and co-ordinated programme, that involves people at all levels and helps create a climate where professional development can flourish to the benefit of all.  During your initial year of training with us you will receive rigorous and regular professional development so that you can progress to being an outstanding teacher.

Our Young People
We believe all young people have the potential to achieve great things.  Intelligence can be developed regardless of emotional and social background, given appropriate teaching and bespoke, individualised support. Young people should be encouraged to develop autonomy and meta cognitive control (‘knowing what to do when they don’t know what to do’) in their learning and to gain inspiration from learning. They should be equipped with a crucial sense of possibility based on a well-developed self-awareness and ambition – ambition not only for themselves but for the communities in which they live and work.

Relationships that Work
Excellent relationships for learning are a prerequisite for all other achievements. Relationships that engender mutual respect between young people, and all other members of our school community will ensure learning can be fun in a disciplined and caring environment where the highest expectations are the norm.

Our Values extend to how we challenge, support and work with each other.  All staff (non-teaching and teaching) play a crucial role in the education of young people. We all understand how our work has a direct influence on the life chances of the young people in our care. In the same way that we all have a duty of care to them, we have a duty of care to each other and have regard for each other’s professional and personal well-being.

All members of the staff community see themselves as learners. They are empowered to make decisions, be creative and to lead. Mutual respect pervades all relationships and collaboration; collegiality and a sense of team identify how all staff work together. All staff will have clarity and certainty about the direction our school is taking and be working on only a few initiatives at any one time with a sense of how their work is contributing to that direction.  Staff co-operate with each other and are not in competition with each other –they are part of a team that ensures the Liverpool Partnership strengthens its position as one of the best Schools Direct partnerships in the country.


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Teaching School Contact Info

Mrs Jane Kennedy
Position : Teaching School Director
Phone : 0151 235 1620
Email : jane.kennedy@stjohnbosco.org.uk

Teaching School Contact Info

Mrs Mary Houghton
Position : Teaching School Manager
Phone : 0151 235 1620
Email : houghtonm@stjohnbosco.org.uk