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 2019 at Chorlton High School:

UCAS Training Provider Code: 1JR

Training Programme Title Training Programme Code
Art & Design 3D4H
Biology 3D4J
Business 3D4K
Chemistry 3D4L
Computing 3D4M
Design and Technology 3D4N
Drama 3D4P
English 3D4Q
Modern Languages: French 3D4V
Geography 3D4R
History 3D4S
Mathematics 3D4T
Modern Languages: Spanish 3D4W
Music 3D4X
Physical Education 3D4Y
Science: Physics with Mathematics 3D4Z
Religious Education 3D53

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



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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