Teach Manchester is offering an excellent range of high quality School Direct places to start September 2022.

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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.

All trainees are placed in two contrasting schools for the majority of the year (EYFS/KS1 or KS1/KS2).  In addition, trainees undertake specialist placements to cover the range of developmental stages from Early Years and Key Stage 3, including specialist provision.

This route provides you with a PGCE qualification worth 60 Masters Credits and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from our partner provider  Manchester Metropolitan University.

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

  • Any degree with a classification of 2:2 or above
  • A levels or equivalent
  • GCSEs in Maths, English and Science at Grade C / 4 or above
  • Our strongest applicants have undertaken some observation in a school and reflected on their experiences and the role of the teacher.
  • Satisfactory clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service and the Fitness to Teach checks (medical).

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.

Micklehurst All Saints

Crosslee Primary School

St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School

St Mary’s RC Primary School

St Anne’s R C Primary School

Moston Fields Primary School

Irk Valley Community School

Holden Clough Community Primary School

Cavendish Community Primary School

Webster Primary School

Ashbury Meadow Primary School

Bowker Vale Primary School

Armitage CofE Primary School

Newall Green Primary School

St Pauls C.E. Primary School

St Mary’s C.E. Primary School

St Joseph’s RC Primary School

St Francis RC Primary School

St Luke’s CofE Primary School