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Overview

School Direct - Welcome from the Director

‌Liverpool Hope University has a long established tradition of delivering high quality Teacher Education. Our founding college, Warrington Training College, opened in 1844 with the remit of educating teachers and over the past 169 years, Liverpool Hope has continued to develop and invest in our teacher training programmes. We are therefore pleased to welcome and support School Direct - an innovative new route into teaching introduced in 2012/2013, which enables schools to take a leading role in Initial Teacher Training (ITT). One of the key benefits for Liverpool Hope University School Direct trainees is the opportunity for development and progression.

Our School Direct Partnership believes that it is vital that all of our trainees have the academic and theoretical underpinning to become outstanding practitioners within the field of Education. This is why we make it compulsory for all trainees completing a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) to study at Masters level. This aspect of the training takes place at our Hope Park campus.

The PGCE is a 60 credit award that can offer progression, upon successful application, onto our Masters in Education (180 credits in total) for those students who want to pursue further study.

The University’s Faculty of Education places a strong emphasis on partnerships and we work closely with schools, dioceses and the community to design, deliver and quality assure training that results in the education of outstanding, passionate and talented teachers. We recognise that the quality of our students gaining Qualified Teacher Status is dependent on the valuable work carried out in schools and ensuring a collaborative approach is maintained at every stage of the management and delivery process.

We are currently working with a number of schools on School Direct to develop bespoke training programmes that meet the needs of each Lead School and the networks in which they operate.

We look forward to working with you.

Elizabeth Parr

School Direct Lead 

 

Funding

Trainees are deemed to be students of higher education for the period of training and may receive student support (e.g. loans and bursaries) for the duration of their training. Once accepted onto the School Direct Training Programme, trainees should make an application for tuition fee loans through Student Finance England.

Training bursaries and scholarships

Trainees on the School Direct Training Programme, who are eligible for bursary funding and scholarships, will receive bursaries in the same way as trainees on other postgraduate ITT routes. Scholarships may be available for candidates who wish to teach priority subjects and are awarded by the relevant subject associations, through a competitive application process.

For further information and application process please contact the Department for Education

The table below summarises the standard financial incentives available in 2015/16:

Financial incentives for those who train in 2015/16

ITT Subject / Phase
Training Bursary 2014/15* Maths Physics Computing Chemistry Languages

Secondary History, English and RE

Secondary- Biology

Secondary- Music 

Secondary- Geography and DT

Primary - all subjects

Primary- Maths specialists

Scholarship


£25,000  £25,000 £25,000 £25,000 - - - - - - -

Trainee with first


£25,000  £25,000 £25,000 £25,000 £25,000 £9,000  £15,000  £9,000  £12,000  £9,000 £12,000

2:1


£20,000  £25,000 £20,000 £20,000 £20,000 £4,000  £12,000  £4,000  £9,000  £4,000 £12,000

2:2


£15,000  £15,000 £15,000 £15,000 £15,000 -  £10,000  £4,000 £4,000   - £12,000

Other


£9,000  £9,000 - - - -  -  - -  -

£9,000

 

Partner Schools

Liverpool Hope University Partner Schools

Liverpool Hope University is currently working with a number of schools developing high quality School Direct Initial Teacher Education (ITE) to develop bespoke training programmes that meet the needs of each Lead School, the students training within them and the networks in which they operate.

 

If you are interested in finding out more about our School Direct Partner schools, please visit their websites or contact them directly for further information. To apply for a School Direct place please visit the UCAS website.

The lead schools awarded School Direct numbers in partnership with Liverpool Hope University are:

 

Lead School - Bleak Hill Primary School

Address: Hamilton Road, St Helens, WA10 6HG

 

Lead School - Northern Alliance (The Bluecoat School, Oldham)

Address: Egerton Street, Oldham, OL1 3SQ

 

Lead School - Warrington Teaching School Alliance (Evelyn Street Primary School)

Address: Evelyn Street, Warrington, WA5 1BD

 

Lead School - Longford Park School

Address: 74 Cromwell Road, Stretford, Manchester M32 8QJ

 

Lead School - Loreto Grammar School

Address: Dunham Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4AH

 

Lead School - Palmerston School

Address: Beaconsfield Road, Liverpool, L25 6EE

 

Lead School - SCITT and School Direct: Associated Merseyside Partnership AMP (Deyes High School)

Address: Deyes Lane, Maghull, L31 6DE

 

Lead School - St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

Address: 37 Ash Drive, Wardley, Swinton, Salford, M27 9QP

 

Lead School - St John Bosco Arts College

Address: Stonedale Crescent, Liverpool, L11 9DQ

 

Lead School – St Mary and St Thomas Primary School St Helens

Address: Barton Close, St Helens, WA10 2HS

 

Lead School - Wigan and West Lancashire Catholic School Direct (St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic high School)

Address: Rookery Avenue, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 9PF

 

Lead School - St Peter's RC High School

Address: kirkmanshulme Lane, Manchester, M12 4WB

 

Lead School - Wigan Catholic Primary (St Patrick's Catholic Primary School)

Address: Hardybutts, Wigan, WN1 3RZ

 

 

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for Liverpool Hope University are listed below. Please be aware that some of our partner schools may ask for higher qualifications. Please check with the lead school of your choice before submitting your application.

Liverpool Hope University Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Grade C or above in English, Mathematics (and Science for Primary applications) or their equivalent. Please note higher grades may be required by individual schools. Please check their websites for details.
  • You will need to have, or anticipate having, a good honours degree (2:1 or above) in a subject appropriate for the course for which you are applying. (Please note that 2:2 or above is acceptable for some Secondary subjects).
  • Minimum 10 days school experience.
  • It is a government requirement that you take the numeracy and literacy skills tests as part of the application.
  • It is a government requirement that you take the numeracy and literacy skills tests as part of the application process. You must ensure you have passed them both before the start of the course. More information can be found below. 

Any offer of a place on the programme is made conditional on satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB) and a satisfactory Fitness to Teach Declaration.

Professional Skills Tests

Overview

The length of the tests and questions are appropriate for Key Skills Level 2/3. These tests do not replace the GCSE grade C equivalence entry requirement and you will still need these qualifications where necessary.

The pass mark for each test is 63 percent.

Before you take the tests

The Department of Education (DfE) has developed supporting materials to help candidates understand and prepare for the tests. The DfE website also has practice tests available to familiarise yourself with the tests. It is recommended that you only book your tests once you are confident and have a sound grasp of the skill required to pass the test. You can visit the dedicated section of the DfE from the following link:

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/traininganddevelopment/professional

Book your test

Before booking a skills test you will need to register online. Applicants for ITT courses should register online. Login details will be issued within two working days, enabling access to the skills tests booking pages where you can book and manage appointments and view your testing history. If you require special arrangements for your tests you must state this when prompted when you register online for the skills tests. Candidates can apply for 25% extra time when registering online for the skills tests. For all other special arrangements, tests can only be booked by contacting the skills test helpline. Do not book a standard test online first.

Skills tests are delivered via Learn Direct. There are approximately 150 PPC's throughout the UK. The first attempt at each subject is free of charge, however, resit charges will apply.

Taking your tests

Here are a few helpful tips about taking the tests:

  • Arrival at the test centre at least 15 minutes before your appointment is strongly advised, to allow for security checks. If you arrive late, you may not be permitted to take the test.
  • ITT applicants will need to provide evidence of their application. This could be a copy of the application form or confirmation of receipt.
  • Remember to bring your booking confirmation email to the test centre.
  • Bring your relevant identification, as detailed on the ID requirements page.
  • Read and understand the test rules before arriving at the test centre and adhere to the rules at all times once you are in the test centre.
  • The waiting area, in the majority of test centres, is designed to facilitate the needs of candidates; there are no provisions for childcare. Anyone accompanying you to the test centre will not be allowed to wait in the centre.
  • When you have finished the test, your results will be available from the test administrator.  Your results will also be available to the ITT provider to whom you have applied, approximately 48 hours after you take the test.

What happens next?

If you fail a test you are allowed to resit it up to two times. If you fail the test three times you will not have the option to resit the test for a minimum of two years from the test date. Unfortunately this will result in us being unable to progress with your application.

Once you have passed the tests these results are valid for 36 months from the pass date.

Further Information

If you have any further questions regarding the skills test you can either contact our Student Recruitment team:

Telephone: 0151 291 3111

Email: enquiry@hope.ac.uk 

Alternative contacts below:

Skills Test helpline  - Telephone: 0845 450 8867

Learndirect - Telephone: 0300 303 9613 

Email: support@sta.learndirect.com 

Contact Us

Faculty of Education
Liverpool Hope University
Hope Park
Liverpool
L16 9JD

Contacts:

For further information or for initial enquiries please contact Student Recruitment as follows:
T: 0151 291 3111
E: enquiry@hope.ac.uk

 

For current students or partner school enquiries please contact:

Cassia Gilford

School Direct Administrator

T: 0151 291 3658
E: schooldirect@hope.ac.uk

Elizabeth Parr

School Direct Lead
T: 0151 291 3359
E: schooldirect@hope.ac.uk

 

Overview

School Direct - Welcome from the Director

‌Liverpool Hope University has a long established tradition of delivering high quality Teacher Education. Our founding college, Warrington Training College, opened in 1844 with the remit of educating teachers and over the past 169 years, Liverpool Hope has continued to develop and invest in our teacher training programmes. We are therefore pleased to welcome and support School Direct - an innovative new route into teaching introduced in 2012/2013, which enables schools to take a leading role in Initial Teacher Training (ITT). One of the key benefits for Liverpool Hope University School Direct trainees is the opportunity for development and progression.

Our School Direct Partnership believes that it is vital that all of our trainees have the academic and theoretical underpinning to become outstanding practitioners within the field of Education. This is why we make it compulsory for all trainees completing a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) to study at Masters level. This aspect of the training takes place at our Hope Park campus.

The PGCE is a 60 credit award that can offer progression, upon successful application, onto our Masters in Education (180 credits in total) for those students who want to pursue further study.

The University’s Faculty of Education places a strong emphasis on partnerships and we work closely with schools, dioceses and the community to design, deliver and quality assure training that results in the education of outstanding, passionate and talented teachers. We recognise that the quality of our students gaining Qualified Teacher Status is dependent on the valuable work carried out in schools and ensuring a collaborative approach is maintained at every stage of the management and delivery process.

We are currently working with a number of schools on School Direct to develop bespoke training programmes that meet the needs of each Lead School and the networks in which they operate.

We look forward to working with you.

Elizabeth Parr

School Direct Lead 

 

Funding

Trainees are deemed to be students of higher education for the period of training and may receive student support (e.g. loans and bursaries) for the duration of their training. Once accepted onto the School Direct Training Programme, trainees should make an application for tuition fee loans through Student Finance England.

Training bursaries and scholarships

Trainees on the School Direct Training Programme, who are eligible for bursary funding and scholarships, will receive bursaries in the same way as trainees on other postgraduate ITT routes. Scholarships may be available for candidates who wish to teach priority subjects and are awarded by the relevant subject associations, through a competitive application process.

For further information and application process please contact the Department for Education

The table below summarises the standard financial incentives available in 2015/16:

Financial incentives for those who train in 2015/16

ITT Subject / Phase
Training Bursary 2014/15* Maths Physics Computing Chemistry Languages

Secondary History, English and RE

Secondary- Biology

Secondary- Music 

Secondary- Geography and DT

Primary - all subjects

Primary- Maths specialists

Scholarship


£25,000  £25,000 £25,000 £25,000 - - - - - - -

Trainee with first


£25,000  £25,000 £25,000 £25,000 £25,000 £9,000  £15,000  £9,000  £12,000  £9,000 £12,000

2:1


£20,000  £25,000 £20,000 £20,000 £20,000 £4,000  £12,000  £4,000  £9,000  £4,000 £12,000

2:2


£15,000  £15,000 £15,000 £15,000 £15,000 -  £10,000  £4,000 £4,000   - £12,000

Other


£9,000  £9,000 - - - -  -  - -  -

£9,000

 

Partner Schools

Liverpool Hope University Partner Schools

Liverpool Hope University is currently working with a number of schools developing high quality School Direct Initial Teacher Education (ITE) to develop bespoke training programmes that meet the needs of each Lead School, the students training within them and the networks in which they operate.

 

If you are interested in finding out more about our School Direct Partner schools, please visit their websites or contact them directly for further information. To apply for a School Direct place please visit the UCAS website.

The lead schools awarded School Direct numbers in partnership with Liverpool Hope University are:

 

Lead School - Bleak Hill Primary School

Address: Hamilton Road, St Helens, WA10 6HG

 

Lead School - Northern Alliance (The Bluecoat School, Oldham)

Address: Egerton Street, Oldham, OL1 3SQ

 

Lead School - Warrington Teaching School Alliance (Evelyn Street Primary School)

Address: Evelyn Street, Warrington, WA5 1BD

 

Lead School - Longford Park School

Address: 74 Cromwell Road, Stretford, Manchester M32 8QJ

 

Lead School - Loreto Grammar School

Address: Dunham Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4AH

 

Lead School - Palmerston School

Address: Beaconsfield Road, Liverpool, L25 6EE

 

Lead School - SCITT and School Direct: Associated Merseyside Partnership AMP (Deyes High School)

Address: Deyes Lane, Maghull, L31 6DE

 

Lead School - St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

Address: 37 Ash Drive, Wardley, Swinton, Salford, M27 9QP

 

Lead School - St John Bosco Arts College

Address: Stonedale Crescent, Liverpool, L11 9DQ

 

Lead School – St Mary and St Thomas Primary School St Helens

Address: Barton Close, St Helens, WA10 2HS

 

Lead School - Wigan and West Lancashire Catholic School Direct (St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic high School)

Address: Rookery Avenue, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 9PF

 

Lead School - St Peter's RC High School

Address: kirkmanshulme Lane, Manchester, M12 4WB

 

Lead School - Wigan Catholic Primary (St Patrick's Catholic Primary School)

Address: Hardybutts, Wigan, WN1 3RZ

 

 

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for Liverpool Hope University are listed below. Please be aware that some of our partner schools may ask for higher qualifications. Please check with the lead school of your choice before submitting your application.

Liverpool Hope University Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Grade C or above in English, Mathematics (and Science for Primary applications) or their equivalent. Please note higher grades may be required by individual schools. Please check their websites for details.
  • You will need to have, or anticipate having, a good honours degree (2:1 or above) in a subject appropriate for the course for which you are applying. (Please note that 2:2 or above is acceptable for some Secondary subjects).
  • Minimum 10 days school experience.
  • It is a government requirement that you take the numeracy and literacy skills tests as part of the application.
  • It is a government requirement that you take the numeracy and literacy skills tests as part of the application process. You must ensure you have passed them both before the start of the course. More information can be found below. 

Any offer of a place on the programme is made conditional on satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB) and a satisfactory Fitness to Teach Declaration.

Professional Skills Tests

Overview

The length of the tests and questions are appropriate for Key Skills Level 2/3. These tests do not replace the GCSE grade C equivalence entry requirement and you will still need these qualifications where necessary.

The pass mark for each test is 63 percent.

Before you take the tests

The Department of Education (DfE) has developed supporting materials to help candidates understand and prepare for the tests. The DfE website also has practice tests available to familiarise yourself with the tests. It is recommended that you only book your tests once you are confident and have a sound grasp of the skill required to pass the test. You can visit the dedicated section of the DfE from the following link:

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/traininganddevelopment/professional

Book your test

Before booking a skills test you will need to register online. Applicants for ITT courses should register online. Login details will be issued within two working days, enabling access to the skills tests booking pages where you can book and manage appointments and view your testing history. If you require special arrangements for your tests you must state this when prompted when you register online for the skills tests. Candidates can apply for 25% extra time when registering online for the skills tests. For all other special arrangements, tests can only be booked by contacting the skills test helpline. Do not book a standard test online first.

Skills tests are delivered via Learn Direct. There are approximately 150 PPC's throughout the UK. The first attempt at each subject is free of charge, however, resit charges will apply.

Taking your tests

Here are a few helpful tips about taking the tests:

  • Arrival at the test centre at least 15 minutes before your appointment is strongly advised, to allow for security checks. If you arrive late, you may not be permitted to take the test.
  • ITT applicants will need to provide evidence of their application. This could be a copy of the application form or confirmation of receipt.
  • Remember to bring your booking confirmation email to the test centre.
  • Bring your relevant identification, as detailed on the ID requirements page.
  • Read and understand the test rules before arriving at the test centre and adhere to the rules at all times once you are in the test centre.
  • The waiting area, in the majority of test centres, is designed to facilitate the needs of candidates; there are no provisions for childcare. Anyone accompanying you to the test centre will not be allowed to wait in the centre.
  • When you have finished the test, your results will be available from the test administrator.  Your results will also be available to the ITT provider to whom you have applied, approximately 48 hours after you take the test.

What happens next?

If you fail a test you are allowed to resit it up to two times. If you fail the test three times you will not have the option to resit the test for a minimum of two years from the test date. Unfortunately this will result in us being unable to progress with your application.

Once you have passed the tests these results are valid for 36 months from the pass date.

Further Information

If you have any further questions regarding the skills test you can either contact our Student Recruitment team:

Telephone: 0151 291 3111

Email: enquiry@hope.ac.uk 

Alternative contacts below:

Skills Test helpline  - Telephone: 0845 450 8867

Learndirect - Telephone: 0300 303 9613 

Email: support@sta.learndirect.com 

Contact Us

Faculty of Education
Liverpool Hope University
Hope Park
Liverpool
L16 9JD

Contacts:

For further information or for initial enquiries please contact Student Recruitment as follows:
T: 0151 291 3111
E: enquiry@hope.ac.uk

 

For current students or partner school enquiries please contact:

Cassia Gilford

School Direct Administrator

T: 0151 291 3658
E: schooldirect@hope.ac.uk

Elizabeth Parr

School Direct Lead
T: 0151 291 3359
E: schooldirect@hope.ac.uk