• Emerald Avenue,
  • Blackburn,
  • Lancashire, BB1 9RP,
  • Tel: 01254 56297
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School Direct

Roe Lee Park Primary School is part of the established alliance led by two highly successful National Teaching Schools, Wensley Fold CE Primary Academy and The Redeemer CE Primary school in partnership with 13 high performing schools within the borough.


Our aim is to deliver outstanding ITT provision delivered by outstanding practitioners who have all been designated Specialist Leaders of Education taken from the schools in our alliance. We have a strong commitment to providing a stimulating, challenging and rewarding training experience.


Our partnership of schools provides a diverse range of settings which include school with predominantly EAL learners and faith schools.


Our training is delivered in partnership with the University of Cumbria who are the 3rd largest School Direct higher education partner in the UK and the largest in the North West to offer the full PGCE qualification, complete with Masters Level components.


Quotes from our trainees and our Headteachers include:
'I am so pleased I chose TEAM alliance school direct route for my PGCE as from Day 1 I was straight into school life and very quickly gained a full understanding of the challenges and expectations of the job' - trainee


'I am very excited to begin my first teaching post and feel very prepared following a thorough and rigorous course with the highest expectations from TEAM' - trainee


'The students that we have had have been of such a high calibre and the course has prepared them so well that we have employed them both' - Headteacher


'The course has provided me with one of the strongest NQT candidates that I have seen' - Headteacher


'Well organised, well structured and well monitored. The students spend more time in the classroom on this course and the support that they get ensures that they are very well prepared for their first job as a teacher' - Headteacher




What we are looking for...

Trainees who possess a genuine desire to enrich the lives of young children and who can conduct themselves in a manner fitting of the teaching profession.  You should be committed to becoming an outstanding classroom practitioner whom children value and respect.


What are my career prospects...

School Direct has an expectation of employment for those who have successfully completed the programme.  As an alliance of schools we guarantee that we will help and support you to receive an interview through the Blackburn with Darwen NQT Pool.  You will also receive extensive training in application form completion, interview technique and other skills to aid you in gaining employment.


To be an outstanding teacher takes energy, commitment and dedication.  If you feel ready to train within the fast paces, professional environment of a busy school, then the School Direct route may be the best choice for you.


How to apply for your place...

You can apply for a School Direct place for 2016/17 through the UCAS Teacher Training system from 28th October 2015.  Further information about the application process is available from the UCAS Teacher Training website  When you look for our Alliance it is listed as TEAM alliance (Blackburn)


For more information...

We will be delighted to assist with any enquiries you may have regarding our School Direct Programme.  If you have any questions please contact Mary Hutchison on Tel No. 01254 667449 or email