About School Direct

Chorlton High School continues to build on its success as an outstanding ITT provider by leading & developing the MTSA School Direct course. School Direct enables graduates to develop close links with local schools as well as receiving academic and University support whilst training to teach at Primary or Secondary level. Please see the Manchester Teaching School Alliance  website for details on the UCAS application process

Why choose MTSA School Direct?

  • Innovative training models to develop resilient, successful & fulfilled professionals who make a difference
  • Structured input on pedagogy with leading Universities
  • Outstanding support from highly trained mentors
  • Trainee networks & collaborative learning opportunities
  • Placements in Manchester Schools

Our Initial Teacher Training Vision:

We will change lives by developing passionate, inspiring, energetic & outstanding professionals who are:

  • Dedicated to relentlessly pursuing success for our children
  • Resilient, caring, emotionally intelligent role models
  • Lifelong learners fulfilling their own potential

What makes us unique?

  • Alliance training sessions uniting a large trainee network across Manchester regularly throughout the course
  • Training from Outstanding practitioners  working in inner city contexts
  • Formal collaboration opportunities with other trainees to engage in research & development of your classroom practice
  • Cross phase training experiences throughout the course (KS1- 5)
  • Outstanding mentors supporting every aspect of  your professional development
  • Residential training experience developing your emotional resilience, mindfulness and happiness


Vacancies for September 2018 at Chorlton High School:

UCAS Training Provider Code: 1JR

Training Programme Title Training Programme Code
Art & Design 2W6C
Business 2YH7
Computing 2YH8
Design & Technology: Food & Textiles 338L
Design & Technology: Resistant Materials  338K
Drama 36WV
English 2BKG
Geography 2HT3
History 2HT6
Mathematics 2BKH
Modern Languages: French 2WKT
Modern Languages: Spanish 2BKJ
Music 2YH3
Physical Education 2W6D
Science: Biology 2W6H
Science: Chemistry 2HT9
Science: Physics with Mathematics 2W6J

School Direct entry requirements can be found in the downloads box on the right.

To apply for a place you will need to visit the UCAS website

For support with your application please click here.

If you have any queries about School Direct please contact Catherine Roberts (c.roberts@chorltonhigh.manchester.sch.uk)

School Direct Entry Requirements


Application Support:

Department for Education


Teach North West

MMU School-led routes

Skills Tests and Support



Our Associate Teachers are lifelong learners who want to fulfill their potential both in the classroom and in their professional development. Our current trainees all have varied backgrounds. Some had previously been employed as Teaching Assistants within a school before coming to train, others came straight from university, and others were career-changers who had worked in another field before training to teach. We have applications from mature students, from those who have worked overseas, people who have had a career break and from candidates who were relocating to the Manchester area.

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