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School Direct Vacancies

The Heath Teaching School Alliance mission is to recruit and retain high quality candidates into teaching to meet the needs of our locality. We offer primary and secondary School Direct training and salaried routes into teaching. We work in partnership with Liverpool John Moore’s university, who accredit PGCE and QTS status.

The Heath Teaching School Alliance consortium consists of primary, secondary and special schools and within this diverse group we have the expertise, experience, drive and desire to train the next generation of outstanding teachers. If you aspire to be an outstanding teacher and are looking for high quality training, bespoke to your individual needs then The Heath Teaching School Alliance would welcome your application.

On completion of all of our School Direct training routes you will be awarded QTS status and a PGCE which carries 60 Masters level credits.

School Direct – Primary

For 2017/18 we have 7 training places on offer across a number of primary and special schools in the region (please see below).

If you are successful in being offered a place you may train in any of the schools listed. We place you by matching your needs to the needs of the school.

The fees are £9000, paid to LJMU. You may be entitled to a bursary for further information click here



UCAS code

General - 2NBH

UCAS code 2X87 (SEN)


Primary with Maths - 2Q72

Primary PE Specialist - 2X89

School Direct – Secondary

Training route:

For 2017/18 we have 68 training places across a full range of subjects (please see below).

If you are successful in being offered a place you may train in any of the schools listed. We place you by matching your needs to the needs of the school.

The fees are £9000, paid to LJMU. You may be entitled to a bursary for further information click here

Salaried route:

If you're a graduate and have been working for around three years, School Direct (salaried) is available exclusively for you. You'll be based at a school and earn a salary during your training. You will have a solo teaching timetable from the start and you will get regular, high quality feedback from lesson observations to enable you to make rapid progress in the classroom.

For 2018/19 we are offering 15 salaried places across a number of our schools, please see below for details ( * denotes salaried position)

The selection process for salaried places takes place at the school offering the position.




Programmes Available


278S Biology
278V Chemistry
2NLH English
2T5S French
2N62 Geography
2FGN History
2N86 Maths
2FGH Music
278Z Physics
2TX9 Maths (abridged)
2TXB Physics (abridged)
38G3 Primary


2NBH Primary
2Q72 Primary with Maths
2X89 Primary P.E Specialist
2X87 Primary SEN
2N68 Art & Design
2793 Biology
2N6B Chemistry
2N65 D.T (Food Tech)
2PZ4 D.T (Product Design)
2XBR D.T (Product Design /Engineering)
2PY4 D.T (Textiles)
2KTY Dance
2N5X Drama
2N69 English
2X96 Business
2N63 Geography
2N5V History
2N5T Computing
2N64 Maths
33GP Media
2N5R Music
2N5W P.E
2N5Z Physics
2N5S R.S

How to apply:
Applications are made through the UCAS website:

The Heath Teaching School Alliance School Direct Programme covers Cheshire, Halton, Merseyside and Wirral. Below are the institutions which are currently in partnership with TEAM:

  • Astmoor Primary School, Halton
  • Bishop Martin CE Primary School, Liverpool
  • Beechwood Primary School, Halton
  • Bridgewater Park Primary, Halton
  • Brookfields Special School, Halton
  • Culcheth High School, Halton
  • Daresbury Primary School, Halton
  • Ellesmere Port Catholic High School, Cheshire
  • Garston CE Primary School, Liverpool
  • Halewood Academy, Knowsley
  • King’s Leadership College, Halton
  • Litherland High School, Liverpool
  • Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy, Halton
  • Ormiston Chadwick Academy, Halton
  • Our Lady of Pity Roman Catholic Primary School, Wirral
  • Pewithall Primary School, Halton
  • St Anselm’s College, Wirral
  • St Cuthbert’s Catholic Community College, St Helens
  • Sir William Stanier Community School, Cheshire East
  • St Michael’s Catholic Primary School, Halton
  • Victoria Road Primary School, Halton
  • Westbrook Old Hall Primary School, Warrington
  • Weston Primary School, Halton
  • Wirral Grammar School for Boys, Liverpool
  • Woodside Primary School, Halton

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