St John Bosco School Direct Programme

What does our programme look like?

Our School Direct Programme is delivered in partnership with Liverpool Hope University and the training lasts for one academic year (September-July).

We partner with Liverpool Hope University to deliver this training programme leading to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and masters credits. Trainees will undertake a minimum number of days in school as teaching placements, these are underpinned by University subject and masters training days. 

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 in developing outstanding trainees with the Secondary settings across socially and economically challenged communities. 

You will have full access to Liverpool Hope University, a dynamic facilitator of both innovative and traditional approaches to teacher training.  Prior to your teaching placements, you will have an intensive induction programme at the university and at school.  

On successful completion of your training year you will be awarded a PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status and masters credits. Your School Direct Programme will consist of a combination of classroom practice and relevant training. You will be given the opportunity to spend much of your time ‘practicing your craft’ with high quality school placements from across our Teaching School Alliance. You will also be offered a programme of training developed and delivered by Alliance Schools and Liverpool Hope University. You will be supported along the way by a number of different colleagues and will be assigned a school based Subject Mentor, a Professional Mentor and a University Based Tutor.

Your training through the St John Bosco Teaching School Alliance will also include access to an in-house training programme.

If you secure a place on this route the tuition fees are paid to Liverpool Hope University in a series of instalments across the academic year. There are a number of different funding options available to support you with these payments.

You may be eligible for a tax free bursary or scholarship to support your training. These funding streams are dependent on the phase/subject in which you are training. A high degree classification will allow you access to extra bursary funding. A Masters or PhD could also ensure you receive further funding.

In addition you could also apply for a student loan to support your payments through student finance

For further information on our partners, check out their websites below:

Alsop High School

Emmaus School

Holly Lodge Girls School

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi

De La Salle Academy

St Peter and Paul Catholic College, Widnes

St Matthew's Catholic Primary School

Liverpool Hope University

School Improvement Liverpool

The Archdiocese of Liverpool