General Primary

Primary School Direct

Our General Primary Programme is delivered through our SCITT with Masters Level study delivered by Manchester Metropolitan University. The training lasts for one academic year (September-July). On completion of your training year you will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status with a PGCE (SCITT). Your Programme will consist of a combination of classroom practice and high quality training. You will be given the opportunity to spend much of your time ‘practicing your craft’ with high quality school placements from across our SCITT partner schools. You will be supported along the way by a number of different colleagues and will be assigned a course leader, school based mentor and a SCITT Link Tutor.

The General Primary Programme will be delivered over an academic year. The programme will consist of school-based training and centre-based training days. You will train across at least two school placements.

Our General Primary Programme has four areas of learning:

  • Centre Based Learning – session based activities delivered at Ashton on Mersey School or Manchester Metropolitan University
  • School Based Learning – learning activity completed at your placement schools
  • Guided Learning – learning completed on an individual basis
  • Elective Learning – This allows you (with the help of course leaders) to select an area of focus tailoring the programme to your own needs or interests.

It is really important to us that these four learning areas fit together to ensure a cohesive and progressive programme of study.


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