The Schools Direct Programme is a unique Secondary School Direct Teacher Training programme for graduates, in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).

Delivered by the North West Learning Partnership (NWLP), the taught element of the School Direct Programme is delivered by outstanding and specialised trainers from its teaching school partnership – headteachers, specialist leaders in education, experienced consultants and outstanding practitioners who are still involved in teaching.

The majority of the training sessions delivered by NWLP take place in the strategic partner schools. The Secondary PGCE taught at LJMU begins with a Summer School at the university. Trainee teachers will spend some days training here at Rainford High, or at Up Holland High and LJMU.

We pride ourselves on the culture within Rainford High and are proud to be a great place to learn and work. Trainee teachers are always treated as professionals who are part of the school team as Everyone Matters, Everyone Helps and Everyone Succeeds.

The programme focuses on developing your subject knowledge and subject pedagogy as well as the all-round knowledge and skills to be a great secondary professional.

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To find out more information, please contact the Schools Direct Programme team at Rainford High: 

Alex Cooper  Assistant Principal Teacher Learning and Development 

Stephanie Charlesworth Director of Learning and Development / Evidence Lead in Education 


Applications for 2021/22 will open in UCAS on the 8th October 2020

North West Learning Partnership Provider code 13N

Find further information on the courses we offer and the training programme UCAS codes:

Course Codes:

Secondary Mathematics JL80

Secondary Modern Languages SD90

Biology W082

Physics W322

Chemistry A830

English Y290

For further information on the courses and funding see

For further information on required qualifications and contact admissions at Liverpool John Moores University