Many of our past trainees are already enjoying successful careers as classroom teachers and school leaders across Lancashire.

My experience as a School Direct student at Parbold was absolutely fantastic. Being an older student, I wasn’t sure how I would manage juggling a new career alongside family commitments, but the caring and supportive nature of the people around me made this possible. I can’t recommend this course enough!

Heather (Year 6 teacher)

Having the opportunity to ‘learn on the job’ allowed me to be confident when teaching all subjects. My confidence grew over time because of the support from my excellent mentors! They sustained me throughout my placements, giving me advice and guidance.

Jade (Year 1 teacher)

The alliance values each and every trainee as an individual. I was both supported and professionally challenged by my mentors and the alliance leader.  I enjoyed wealth of experiences across both Key Stages that prepared me for the beginning of my teaching career and, later, my first steps into leadership.  

Jo (Senior leader & Reception teacher)