School Direct


We're here to help you become a qualified teacher.


Our Schools

We currently have 11 primary schools and 1 high school in our Partnership. Some of the primary schools have similar levels of deprivation as any inner-city area, others are in more affluent suburbs. Half the schools have links to the Church of England, three are foundation schools. Five of the primary schools are academies and we have a multi-academy trust with one high school and two primary schools. One placement will be in Key Stage 1 and the other will be in Key Stage 2.


Mr John Mollard - 01260 387070

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Black Firs

Mr Martin Casserley - 01260 272935

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Mrs Sue Aston - 01260 272451

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What you need to do to apply:

In order to apply for a school direct placement you will need:

To be a graduate with a 2:2 degree or higher

To have evidence that you have a grade C or above in English, Maths and Science at GCSE level

Over the duration of this Award you can earn up to 90 Masters level credits (that is equivalent to half a Masters).

How to apply

We will be interviewing successful applicants from 18th November. To apply, please visit and choose All primary schools in the Congleton Partnership (CeCP) code 29W as your preferred training provider.


It is essential that applicants have 10 days in-school experience prior to application and communication skills are high. We have experience of working with many Universities for Initial Teacher Training and can offer outstanding teaching experiences in a variety of settings with children from 5-11 years. Many of these aspects are led by current school practitioners / leaders in their field. In order to ensure employability and that our trainees are meeting the needs of the sector we enrich the core provision through school based twilight sessions i.e. KiVa Anti-Bullying training, Growth Mindsets, Forest School, Philosophy for Children, Co-operative Learning Techniques and an arts-based residential.