Wirral Schools Collaboration and School Direct
Pensby Primary school is very proud to work with a group of schools known as the Wirral Schools Collaboration. This Collaboration consists of 14 primary schools, that work very closely together to bring the best opportunities for our children, staff and communities. We achieve this through our close working relationships, sharing our expertise and working with a shared view and ethos.
Our schools have a strong, successful collaboration model based on many years of working together. The variety of our Collaboration covers primary education with some schools offering Nursery provision as well.
As part of this collaboration, Pensby Primary is a lead school for School Direct Teacher training. School Direct training is held within a ‘home’ school in the Wirral Schools Collaboration and we provide additional training delivered by our staff who are experienced and skilled in their field. Together, the Collaboration and the University deliver exciting, engaging, meaningful training that enables the development of the professional knowledge and skills required to become an effective primary practitioner.
We offer each trainee an assigned mentor within their ‘home’ school. Our mentors are highly experienced.
Our Collaboration schools are highly experienced in supporting Teacher Training programmes. Our schools offer;
*Positive working environments within supportive cultures,
*Long lasting history of successful partnerships with Higher Education Institutes,
*Wonderful children with exceptional behaviour who are eager to learn,
*A wide range of specialisms throughout our many schools,
*Opportunities to work with leading teachers, within highly successful schools,
Our accredited body, Liverpool John Moores University has an established reputation for high quality Teacher Training. The LJMU Partnership’s 2019 OFSTED inspection outcomes were the best on Merseyside with Primary provision graded Outstanding and Secondary programmes judged to be Good. Our Partnership with LJMU ensures that our teachers develop a deep and research-informed understanding of subjects, the curriculum, learners and learning. The Postgraduate Award from LJMU is co-designed to ensure that teaching and assignments are embedded in classroom practice. There is significant academic and pastoral support from LJMU, whose staff also visit our students and their mentors on placement.
It is an exciting time to work as a member of The Wirral Schools Collaboration. We have an amazing opportunity to support each other across our many Wirral settings and bring so many benefits to our communities as we do so.