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The Redeemer CE Primary School

‘Believing, loving, caring, sharing, Everyone growing in the Light of Christ’

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Initial Teacher Training

As a school we work in partnership with Wensley Fold Primary School to support the delivery of a School Direct programme through the University of Cumbria.  We do this In partnership with other high performing schools.  We have a strong commitment to providing a stimulating, challenging and rewarding training experience. We pride ourselves on our commitment to training outstanding teachers to teach in the local authority and beyond.  We have an exemplary employment record as a result of supporting our trainees through every step of the job hunting process and into their chosen line of work.

Evidence from our course completion exit survey shows that our trainees are very happy with the training delivered.

Quotes from our trainees and our Headteachers include:

‘I am so pleased I chose School Direct route for my PGCE as from Day 1 I was straight into school life and very quickly gained a full understanding of the challenges and expectations of the job’ – trainee


‘I am very excited to begin my first teaching post and feel very prepared following a thorough and rigorous course with the highest expectations  – trainee


‘The students we have had have been of such a high calibre and the course has prepared them so well. – Headteacher


What we are looking for…

Trainees who possess a genuine desire to enrich the lives of young children and who can conduct themselves in a manner fitting of the teaching profession.  You should be committed to becoming an outstanding classroom practitioner whom children value and respect.

What are my career prospects…

School Direct has an expectation of employment for those who have successfully completed the programme.  As an alliance of schools we guarantee that we will help and support you to receive an interview through the Blackburn with Darwen NQT Pool.  You will also receive extensive training in application form completion, interview technique and other skills to aid you in gaining employment.

To be an outstanding teacher takes energy, commitment and dedication.  If you feel ready to train within the fast paces, professional environment of a busy school, then the School Direct route may be the best choice for you.

How to apply for your place…

You can apply for a School Direct place for 2022/23 through the UCAS Teacher Training system.  Further information about the application process is available from the (click on the following link) UCAS Teacher Training website.


For more information…

We will be delighted to assist with any enquiries you may have regarding our School Direct Programme.  If you would like to find out about our programme and if you have any questions please contact using -  Tel No. 01254 667449 (Monday -Friday) or  email

Please click on the Entry Profile below to see further details



Biblical Value

John 13v34  “A new command I give you to love one another as I have loved you”