Why choose us?

Weatherhead Teaching School Alliance (WTSA) are an alliance of Secondary and Secondary Specialist Schools across the Wirral where you can train to teach in local schools and learn from outstanding teachers.

We offer:

  • school-based bespoke School Direct teacher training programme, delivered in partnership with LJMU leading to PGCE with QTS and 60 Master’s Level Credits.
  • PGCE courses in a variety of subject specialisms are available across our partner schools in the WTSA.
  • Placements in Wirral schools with high-quality mentoring and personalised academic and pastoral support.

What our trainess say…

I felt like a member of staff in school from day one, being in school allows you to focus on teaching.

Chloe

I felt like a member of staff in school from day one, being in school allows you to focus on teaching.

Chloe

I felt like a member of staff in school from day one, being in school allows you to focus on teaching.

Chloe

I felt like a member of staff in school from day one, being in school allows you to focus on teaching.

Chloe

Thank you for all your support and for making my dream a reality

Charlotte

I felt like a member of staff in school from day one, being in school allows you to focus on teaching.

Chloe

I felt like a member of staff in school from day one, being in school allows you to focus on teaching.

Chloe

I felt like a member of staff in school from day one, being in school allows you to focus on teaching.

Chloe

I applied for School Direct through the Weathered Teaching School Alliance as I was very impressed by the network of outstanding schools which form the alliance. I was very impressed by the level of organisation and professionalism shown at every stage of my application process, with clear communication throughout.

After I was accepted and I received my placement school I was delighted and couldn’t wait to get started. The level of support from both my placement school and the alliance was consistently very high and they worked closely with the university provider (LJMU) to ensure every aspect of my training was outstanding. I was able to learn from experienced teachers from both Weatherhead and other schools in the alliance, and the training materials provided a secure foundation for my career entry.

On a personal level, everyone I met at each stage was very welcoming and supportive, and I felt the school direct team took a genuine interest and care towards my career trajectory and future prospects. I was delighted to be able to thank them when I accepted my first teaching job!

Dr. Andrew Stones, West Kirby Grammar School