Train to Teach with Teach Bolton

We look beyond course completion. Join us for your teaching journey and make a difference.

Train to teach in your local school and make a difference from the beginning.

Teach Bolton School Direct PGCE QTS initial teacher training programme offers graduates the opportunity to train locally, supporting positive outcomes for our local children and working within a motivated and passionate teaching team, enabling you to gain valuable practical experience from Day One.

SS Simon & Jude CE Primary School, Bolton is the lead school in the successful Teach Bolton Primary Partnerhip. We have been involved in School Direct with University of Cumbria from its very first year and we are proud to celebrate a 100% employment record for students completing our School Direct Programme. For us, this is what School Direct is all about. We support you to become a confident teacher; we guide you beyond QTS, ready for your NQT year, and helping you to identify leadership goals. Teaching is a career, not a course. We look beyond completion. And we begin at Day One.

Why choose School Direct?

School Direct is a great way to become a teacher by surrounding you with expert support and guidance from your colleagues. Within our partnership schools we have National Leaders of Education, Specialist Leaders of Education and Outstanding teachers with the experience and skills to kick start your teaching journey. You really will be learning from the best.

Our partnership of excellent primary schools provides a range of placement opportunites and the added benefit of specialist subject input from leading staff in the partnership. School Direct is the ideal opportunity to make your mark. You will experience different schools, building up teaching contacts throughout the year and forming good impressions amongst your peers in readiness for that all important job interview, and secure your first teaching post for your NQT year.

School Direct is a local initial teacher training model for local people. It offers a flexible alternative to a further year's study away from home. Accredited by the University of Cumbria, the training comes to you, with all lectures and training delivered locally.The key features of our programme delivered at SSSJ include:


Where are we?

Our lead school, SS Simon & Jude CE Primary School, is located in Great Lever, Bolton. Our partner placement schools are located Bolton, Salford and Manchester. All teaching sessions take place in Bolton. Visit the individual school websites below to find out more about our partner schools and the range of settings we work with.

St Paul's CE Primary School, Astley Bridge

Gaskell Primary School

Sunning Hill Primary School

Harwood Meadows Primary School

St Thomas CE School, Chequerbent

Eagley Junior School

Johnson Fold Community Primary School

St James CE Primary School, Gorton

Mesne Lea Primary School, Salford

SS Simon & Jude CE Primary School, Bolton


Location of SS Simon & Jude CE Primary School, Bolton


We are offering only 15 places for September 2017. Apply now via UCAS


Provider Code 14T

Provider Name: St Simon & Jude CofE Primary School, Bolton

Find out more:

Contact: Hannah Hodgson, Programme Lead:

email: Tel: 07540 050464


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