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School Direct partnerships

School of Education

Committed to the School Direct initiative

Liverpool John Moores University is currently the largest provider of secondary School Direct training in the North West and has a greater proportion of its trainee allocation through School Direct than other providers in the region.

Working with LJMU enables schools to recruit strong trainee teachers to train in their classrooms and ensure they receive excellent support. Our commitment to strong partnership links has ensured the development of high quality school-based training programmes.

We are delighted that each year more schools choose to deliver their School Direct training programmes with us. Our Lead Schools for 2018-19 are:

Our partners provide a variety of postgraduate programmes in primary education and all secondary education subjects, and offer training in both School Direct (tuition fee) and School Direct (salaried) routes, leading to Postgraduate Certificate in Education or Postgraduate Diploma in Education awards.

Horizon has worked with LJMU on the School Direct programme for three years now. Right from the start they have been willing to listen to feedback and adapt their provision in line with evaluations from trainees, schools and staff. They have involved us in programme design and allowed us to play to our strengths in training our future teachers. We have found staff responsive, supportive and willing to give advice in this new venture.

Hillary Lyall -
Horizon Network

Take part in School Direct partnerships

Schools wishing to take part in the School Direct programme are encouraged to discuss their interest with LJMU or its current Lead Schools. For further information contact Jan Rowe, Head of Initial Teacher Education.

The strong partnership which has developed between the MAITT and LJMU has been pivotal in the success of our School Direct programme. From the outset our partnership has developed into one of genuine trust and professionalism, resulting in the outstanding programme we are able to offer. Working in partnership with LJMU has brought significant benefits to ourselves and the schools who are part of our consortium through the transfer of knowledge and experience which is a feature of any successful relationship.

Gary Mason -
Headteacher (retired), Matthew Arnold Primary School