School Direct partnerships

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 2022-23 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.

"Our school Federation has worked with LJMU to deliver School Direct for many years. We enjoy an exceptionally positive working relationship, where good communication, shared values and ethos, enables us to give our trainees the most up to date, relevant and enjoyable training experience. Above all LJMU, like our Federation, puts people first, it's trainees and its schools. People first creates the best schools of the future with the best staff. This is why we have worked with LJMU and will continue to do so for many years."

Mrs K Brown -
Headteacher, Pensby Primary School

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.

"Working with LJMU has enabled us as a School Direct Partnership to develop unique ITT programmes in response to both trainees' and schools' specific needs. LJMU are a partnership who support both our aims and our trainees well. We are proud of the ITT programmes which we have developed and look forward to continuing to develop innovative, supportive, and highly effective training for tomorrow's teachers."

Kathy Carman -
School Direct Strategic Lead, North West Learning Partnership School Direct