Initial Teacher Training

Every Lesson Shapes a Life!


St Mary's works with Teach Manchester to support School Direct Initial Teacher Training.  Teach Manchester offers Initial Teacher Training which leads to Qualified Teacher Status and a PGCE in:


Open Evenings

Prospective candidates are welcome to come to our upcoming Open Evening for Initial Teacher Training.  This open evening is aimed at all those considering applying for 2020 or 2021 entry to teacher training.  

School Experience 

Prior experience in a school is not a mandatory requirement for entry to Teacher Training.  However, our strongest applicants have obtained some experience in a school prior to submitting their application.

School experience can:

  • clarify your thinking regarding the age phase in which you want to teach
  • give you a greater understanding of classroom, pastoral and the duties involved in the wider role of a teacher
  • ensure that you are making the correct career decision for you.

If you would like to enquire about completing a period of experience at St Mary's, please contact Mr Trohear. 


If you would like to talk to someone about any of the Teach Manchester Teacher Training routes, please contact Rachel Eppy.