What is East Lancashire School Direct?

With the East Lancashire School Direct programme you will be able to work towards a PGCE,  and gain qualified teacher status while training in schools who thrive on  developing the next generation of outstanding teachers.

By Joining the East Lancashire programme you become part of the school community and train as a professional from day one.  In partnership with the Pennine Lancashire SCITT, our programme is designed and delivered by outstanding teachers with a proven track record of developing future teachers and leaders.  Many of the staff involved are themselves specialist leaders of education and are experts in their fields.

Why complete your Teacher Training with us?

  • Outstanding staff; experienced and fully trained mentors who are committed to developing the next generation of outstanding teachers.
  • Employment opportunities; schools in our partnership engage with School Direct because they are seeking to recruit outstanding teachers. In fact completing your training with ELSD means that you are part of our “interview guarantee” when applying for a post in an ELSD school.
  • Innovative programme design; from partnership conferences and subject knowledge enhancement to leadership development, we pride ourselves on delivering a programme which is bespoke to the needs of our future teachers.

Which schools are involved in our School Direct partnership?

Located in Accrington with excellent access to the region, our partnership is led by the Hollins;  and developing outstanding teachers through School Direct is central to our core purpose of providing the highest possible standard of education and care.