Warrington Teaching School Alliance is the largest provider of Primary School Direct programmes in Warrington and Halton, welcoming trainees from across Warrington, Merseyside and Cheshire.
A national Teaching School, we put ‘children first’, focusing upon always improving children’s outcomes and experiences of their early education. We promote innovation and resilience, working with the latest evidence-based practices and building strong teams of experts to deliver excellence across all activities and partnerships.
Our School Direct PGCE (QTS) programmes are carefully developed to reflect this; recruiting the best candidates and investing in the highest quality training, placements and mentoring to create classroom confident, ambitious and highly successful Teachers.
Becoming a member of the school team from the very start, our trainees experience placements in a wide range of settings; community, faith, academies, and SEN with enrichment opportunities in alternative provisions, high schools, private nurseries. Each trainee receiving bespoke placements to maximise their range of experience to develop strong resilient teachers and enhance their employment opportunities.
Using high quality trainers, our programmes scaffold the theory behind the practice; curriculum knowledge and professional standards all being embedded through the programme. Our dedicated mentoring team nurture and support trainees to develop, rapidly increasing confidence and offering teaching opportunities. Trainees also attend Masters level days at TEF Gold awarded Liverpool Hope University.
With long-standing 100% pass and excellent employment rates for all of our trainees we are proud to have supported so many trainees into their careers as teachers and we look forward to supporting many more!
About the accredited body
Warrington Teaching School Alliance has a partnership with Liverpool Hope University to accredit our QTS recommendations and to deliver the Masters level training towards the PGCE qualification.
Liverpool Hope University has been awarded the Gold Award by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in recognition of the consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes delivered for its students.
The Hope Teacher is an aspirational teacher and their training and mentoring team are highly experienced and successful in supporting each of our trainees to achieve at the highest level; becoming critically reflective professionals confident in making well informed, independent judgements.