Applicants for this employment-based route should apply to North West Learning Partnership School Direct with the support of a school who is willing to employ them as an non-qualified teacher for the duration of the programme (one academic year).
Contact NWLP on [firstname.lastname@example.org] prior to making your application to discuss your interest and suitability for this route, along with the name and contact details of the Headteacher at your supporting placement.
North West Learning Partnership offer the salaried route into teaching in collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and is aimed at applicants with prior experience in a school-setting.
You will gain a Postgraduate Certificate with Masters credits, alongside Qualified Teacher Status. This Salaried training programme is bespoke as you will benefit from training sessions delivered by outstanding and specialised trainers from our teaching School partnership – Headteachers, Specialist Leaders in Education, experienced consultants and outstanding practitioners who are still involved in teaching. We offer a personalised approach in the training sessions which you access in order to facilitate your individual development.
The PGCE element of the training is assessed through two Modules with LJMU. The Award of QTS is integral to one of these academic Modules. You will also complete one essay, in two parts which asks you to reflect on your practice. The PGCE element will be taught by experienced and friendly staff from LJMU and you will join a community of students at campus for University – based sessions in addition to training with the North West Learning Partnership School Direct.
In order to achieve Qualified Teacher Status, you will demonstrate that you are able to meet all the requirements of the Teachers’ Standards. You will be supported in meeting this target by your Professional Mentor in school. The Strategic Lead of the School Direct programme and LJMU staff are in regular contact with all trainees on placement, undertake co-observations of their teaching and Quality Assure this school-based training.
As a Salaried School Direct trainee you may be expected to teach up to 90% of a teacher timetable and be responsible for the planning, teaching and assessment of your class(es) from early on in the year. Trainees on the salaried programme are selected, recruited and employed directly by schools with our support.