Our School Direct course is designed by Trafford Teaching School Alliance (TTSA) and the University of Manchester. Seymour Park Community Primary School is the lead school for School Direct in our alliance.
School Direct courses last one year and result in qualified teacher status (QTS) and award a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE). Our School Direct graduates have very high rates of employment and trainee satisfaction.
Who are we?
Trafford Teaching School Alliance is a Multiple Teaching School Alliance. The alliance is led by three very diverse high achieving schools:
•Longford Park School www.longford.trafford.sch.uk
•Seymour Park Community Primary School www.seymourpark.com
•Tyntesfield Primary www.tyntesfieldschool.co.uk
Our School Direct programme is the beginning of a long-term professional development, career pathway.
The principle of “Growing Our Own Teachers” is a key incentive for the TTSA alliance, therefore we are committed to providing:
•A wide range of trainee placements across our diverse alliance which currently consists of fifty five partner schools.
•Opportunities to experience wide ranging provision includes: English as an additional language (EAL), Special Educational Needs (SEN), Behaviour Management, Inclusion.
•Accredited Tutors and management of clusters enables us to ensure the highest quality of provision.
What is important to us
•Growing and developing future teachers
•Investing time and energy in supporting and challenging trainees
•Creating a long term career pathway – from initial trainees to highly effective, reflective practitioners and building potential for future school leaders and managers
•Offering high quality training and excellent Continuous Professional Development across the teaching school alliance.
About the accredited body
The University of Manchester is an Outstanding Initial Teacher Education training provider; a prestigious, major Strategic Partner. In January 2019 the course was judged to be Outstanding in all areas.