Barnston Primary School, works in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University, offering School Direct teacher training. Candidates for the programme should have a 2:1 degree or above, or have a 2:2 degree with considerable experience working in primary schools already.
Pensby Primary is the lead school for our consortium of School Direct training schools. All our schools work collaboratively and share our expertise with each other as well as our School Direct Associate Teachers on the School Direct Programme. Our consortium schools are also unique in that they cover 2 very different demographic areas of Wirral so offering contract to candidates who are successful in joining the programme.
Our consortium schools in South Birkenhead are: Well Lane Primary, Devonshire Park Primary and Prenton Primary.
Our consortium schools in the Deeside are of Wirral are: Barnston Primary, St. Bridget’s C of E primary, Irby Primary, Thingwall Primary, Ladymount Catholic Primary, Pensby Primary and Heswall Primary.
We also work very closely with Stanley Special Primary School.
Our schools have a very strong network of mentor support for our School Direct Associate Teachers. Barnston’s Lead Mentor is Mrs M While.
All our schools have a long standing history with School Direct training and our employment rates for Associate Teachers are very high.
Our consortium offers placements for Primary teaching, Primary teaching with a specialism in Early Years and also Primary teaching with PE. All courses deliver a Post Graduate Certificate in Education with 60 Master's credits.