St. Helens ONE - Grange Valley Schools Direct
Grange Valley Primary School is an Outstanding National Support School with responsibility for the St. Helens ONE Schools Direct training. It has a very successful record of working with
other schools and the local authority, in improving teaching and learning, pupils attainment and achievement.
St. Helens ONE aims to provide future trainee teachers with the unique opportunity to develop into successful leaders of learning. We are passionate about providing our children with high quality education which enables them to thrive. You will work alongside like-minded individuals who are eager to guide new students in developing themselves as professionals so they can experience a truly rewarding career choice.
As a training provider, we work in close partnership with Liverpool Hope University and several primary schools across St. Helens to ensure that we provide stimulating and challenging training to all of our trainee teachers.
Our School Direct Teacher Training programme has been carefully planned to ensure that you receive a personalised experience, drawing on your own knowledge and experience so that you are the driver of your own success and the success of the children you teach.
How to Apply
Apply on the UCAS website. You'll need to register before you can apply.
You'll need these codes for the Choices section of the application form:
- training provider code: 2KF
- training programme code: 39R7
2018 application round opens on 16th October 2018
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About the course
Grange Valley Primary School is an Outstanding National Support School with responsibility for the St. Helens ONE Schools Direct training.
Our School Direct Teacher Training programme has been carefully planned to ensure that you receive a personalised experience. The vast majority of time will be spent in schools training alongside experienced, good and outstanding teachers.
The training course is over a school academic year with a total of 179 Days, which are broken down into:
- 115 days for Whole Class Teaching Days (Block Practice days) – including Home/ Away Placements
- 22 days for Professional Practice – including Home/ Away Placements
- 7 days at Alternative Settings (High School, SEND and EYFS Placements)
- 28 days Professional Training at a variety of schools across the partnership.
- 12 days of Academic training to be held at Liverpool Hope University.
Course offered: QTS full time
Course length: 1 year
Date you can apply from: 16th October 18
Interviews are held at Grange Valley Primary School, throughout the year. Headteachers and mentors from the partnership of schools will interview candidates. Candidates will be observed with a class of children, asked to complete a written task and have a formal interview.
Applicants are required to meet the following Liverpool Hope University entry requirements:
- GCSE Grade C or above (4 or above in the new grading system) in English, Mathematics and Science.
- You will need to have, or anticipate having a minimum 2.1 honours degree.
- You must ensure you have passed numeracy and literacy skills tests
- before the start of the course.
- Any offer of a place on the programme is made conditional on satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and a satisfactory Fitness to Teach Declaration.
- Relevant experience in a school setting is beneficial but not essential.
About the accredited provider
Liverpool Hope University has a long established tradition of delivering high quality Teacher Education. Their School Direct Partnership believes that it is vital that all trainees have the academic and theoretical underpinning to become outstanding practitioners within the field of Education. It is compulsory for all trainees completing a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) to study at Masters level. This aspect of the training takes place at the university.