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  • Thinking of a career in teaching?¬†Explore the School Direct programme here

    Published 06/10/16

    Thinking of a career in teaching?  Explore the School Direct programme here ......

    At Upton Hall we are keen to hear from talented graduates who are thinking of a career in teaching. If you're looking for school-led training, School Direct is the option for you. You're not thrown in at the deep end, and you'll be part of an outstanding team from day one.

    You can train in one of the best schools in the country partnered with Liverpool Hope University, recently recognised as one of the top universities in the UK for teaching excellence and the student experience. The training programme lasts for one year and for some subjects, financial support is available throughout your training. Successful completion of the programme will lead to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS), and a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with masters-level credits on completion.

    To find out more about what’s on offer at Upton Hall contact the Deputy Head, Mr Michael Quinn through email at 

    To learn more about the school-led routes into teaching, visit the UCAS Teacher Training website

    We are now recruiting for School Direct candidates in the following subjects for September 2017:

    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Science (Chemistry)
    • MFL (French or Spanish) 
    • Religious Education 
    • Art & Design
    • Geography


    Open Morning for potential School Direct candidates

    We will be putting on an Open Morning this term for anyone who would like to find out more about the School Direct programme. The morning will include a tour of the school and a presentation explaining the outstanding teacher training programme that we offer. You will also have the opportunity to meet with key members of staff and our current trainees.

    • Date:  Friday 2 December 2016
      Time:  9.30 ~ 11.30am
    • To reserve your place, please email your name and details to Miss Olivia Baguley at


    School Direct offers a unique training route to achieving qualified teacher status (QTS) and aims to attract the highest quality candidates.

    In order to apply for a place on School Direct, you must have:

    • A UK undergraduate degree or a recognised equivalent qualification.
    • A standard equivalent to a grade C in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics.
    • A standard equivalent to a grade C in the GCSE examination in a science subject if you intend to train to teach pupils aged 3–11. A GCSE grade C or above in a science if you are applying to teach at primary level or key stage 2/3 (ages 7–14).

    The School Direct Training Programme focuses on developing teaching skills. You should have a strong understanding of the subject you wish to teach before you start training. If your degree subject does not link closely to your chosen teaching subject, it is recommended that you undertake a subject knowledge enhancement course before you begin training.

    In addition, all candidates applying for initial teacher training (ITT) courses are required to have passed the literacy and numeracy professional skills tests before starting teacher training.


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    Published 24/10/16

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    Published 24/10/16

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  • Dame Lorna Muirhead DBE,¬†Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside visits Upton Hall School

    Published 24/10/16
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    Published 24/10/16
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    Published 21/10/16

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    Published 22/09/16
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