Teach Manchester is offering an excellent range of high quality School Direct places to start September 2019.

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Teach Manchester is offering an excellent range of high quality School Direct places to start September 2019. As an experienced School Direct Alliance of Manchester schools, including primary, secondary, specialist and sixth form colleges, we are working in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University to deliver innovative and exciting Initial Teacher Training in Primary Education.


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We provide a diverse and inclusive programme of learning and support which equips new teachers with the skills and knowledge to be outstanding teachers, benefiting from the opportunities and challenges within our exciting city.

Our partner provider, Manchester Metropolitan University, will validate your School Direct course with a PGCE qualification and qualified teacher status, giving you the opportunity to complete up to sixty credits towards your master’s degree.

Our partner schools have substantial experience of working with trainee teachers and have a strong track record in producing high quality graduate teachers. Successful applicants to our alliance will join a strong partnership where you will benefit from mentoring and support from highly experienced urban practitioners. Teach Manchester offers you a range of experiences within Manchester Schools where you will have the opportunity to learn and grow in confidence within a secure and stimulating environment.

School Direct trainees follow a University and school based programme of professional studies, meeting on a regular basis to share reviews of progress being made and to ensure access to the full range of training opportunities.


Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs in Maths, English and Science at Grade C / 4 or above
  • A levels or equivalent
  • Any degree with a 2:2 or above
  • Our strongest applicants have undertaken some observation in a school and reflected on their experiences and the role of the teacher.
  • Numeracy and Literacy tests which can be completed after interview.

Teach Manchester Placement Schools

Our alliance uses a variety of schools for placements.  On this route, you will be allocated a ‘main school’ where you will start and finish the year and an ‘away school’ where you will do your contrast placement.   Some of the potential placement schools for this route can be seen below.

Cavendish Community Primary School

St Wilfrid’s CE Primary School

West Didsbury CE Primary School

Didsbury CE Primary School

Webster Primary School

Ashbury Meadow Primary School

Bowker Vale Primary School

Armitage CofE Primary School

Mount Carmel RC Primary School

St Brigids RC Primary School

Plymouth Grove Primary School

Newall Green Primary School

Crab Lane Community Primary School

St Pauls C.E. Primary School

St Mary’s C.E. Primary School

Medlock Primary

St Joseph’s RC Primary School

St Francis RC Primary School

St Luke’s CofE Primary School