‘Essa Academy offers a range of Initial Teacher Training opportunities working in partnership with Teach First, Rivington School Direct partnered with Manchester Metropolitan University and, from September 2017, Turton School Direct partnered with John Moores University, Liverpool. Essa Academy has an excellent record of securing employment into teaching at either the Academy itself, other partnership schools and schools outside the partnership.’
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Rivington School Direct
School Direct is an initiative that allows trainees to train across an excellent alliance of schools, and trainees will have a greater opportunity to develop much closer links with those schools during and after their training. It also gives them a high probability of success in achieving their first teaching post.
Rivington School Direct is a partnership of twelve secondary schools in Bolton and one North West University supported by primary and secondary special schools and the Bolton Pupil Referral Service to deliver Initial Teacher Training.
Essa Academy, Ladybridge High School, Mount St Joseph Business and Enterprise College, Rivington and Blackrod High School, St Joseph’s RC High School, Sharples School, Thornleigh Salesian College, Turton School, Bolton St Catherine’s Academy, Harper Green School, Rumworth School and Westhoughton High School are the twelve Secondary schools in the partnership with the Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) our partner University. Firwood High School, our Secondary and Ladywood Special School, our Primary School are our supporting special schools. The partnership is also working strategically with the Ladywood Teaching School Alliance. We have 49 trainees for 2016-2017 who are being trained in these schools.
The subjects we are offering for 2017-2018 are Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Modern Foreign Languages (French, Spanish, German), History, Geography, Religious Studies, Drama, Computer Science, Art & Design, Business Studies, Design Technology, Physical Education, Social Sciences & Music.
Trainees will have an opportunity to experience a wide variety of alternative school settings, follow a unique Foundation Leadership course and gain a PGCE with Masters Accreditation through the Manchester Metropolitan University (which has been graded as Outstanding for all areas of Initial Teacher Training).
So if you are interested in this exciting new development in initial teacher training, please contact Diane Green at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Please email for 2017-2018 updates or go to the link www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching where you will be given details on how to apply.