St Mary & St Thomas’ CE Primary School


St.Marys and St.Thomas C.E. Primary Alliance is an established School Direct provider which is part of the St.Helens Teaching Schools Alliance. Being part of the St.Helens Teaching Schools Alliance,(TSA), means that we are able to offer you high quality training and personal support, not just during your Initial Teacher Training, but also in your NQT year and throughout your career.  In addition, as one of only 35 Maths Hubs in the country, we are able to provide outstanding training at the forefront of developments in Education. This means that our trainees receive the best possible training. During 2017/18, 67% of our trainees gained a grade 1.

We work closely with our Strategic Partners and Partner schools, which are all outstanding or good, across St.Helens, Wigan, Bolton, Halton, Knowsley and Liverpool. We have around 50 placement schools and are therefore large enough to offer you a wide range of teaching experiences but small enough to give you the personal support to facilitate your individual development. We are proud of our personalised and supportive approach. You will receive training from a team of specialist trainers from within our Alliance: Specialist Leaders in Education, Heads and Deputy Heads, Personal Learning coordinators and experienced class teachers.

We aim to recruit and train high quality, aspiring primary school teachers. On completion, of the programme, our trainees are sought after by employees both within our Alliance schools and beyond, due to the reputation which we have established.  In the last four years we have successfully trained over 60 students with 100% employment rate 

We have developed innovative and exciting programmes with the aim of providing the most appropriate training.  Leading to 2 programmes: 

Provider code 13N

General Primary School Direct (non salaried with Masters credits): 23N5


General Primary School Direct Salaried: 3BFS


This is a fabulous route into teaching with us equipping our trainees with the experience and skills needed to become outstanding teachers.

For further information about the Alliance offer, applicants should contact:

St Mary and St Thomas CE Primary School Alliance
Kathy Carman (Strategic Lead for School Direct)


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