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About Mersey Boroughs ITT

Our well established and highly successful PRIMARY programmes have a fantastic success rate: 

  • Last year, 100% of our trainees completed their training having met or exceeded the expectations of the Teachers’ Standards to be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Our employment rate is consistently very high – between 97 and 100% each year
  • Our rates of retaining teachers after training is excellent – all of our early cohorts are still teaching with many now moving into leadership roles.

Mersey Boroughs ITT Partnership is a school-centred provider of initial teacher training – a ‘SCITT’. The partnership is led by St Mary & St Paul’s CE Primary School, who are a well-established provider of initial teacher training, and is based at St Mary & St Paul’s School which includes our training centre base. We work in partnership with schools from six local authority areas across Merseyside – Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton, Liverpool, Halton and Wigan – to provide high quality graduate teacher training for prospective primary school teachers.

We offer a ‘General Primary’ programme (5-11 age range), with opportunities for trainees who prefer the upper end of that age range to focus more on Key Stage 2. Because we have relatively small cohorts – about 30 trainees a year – we are able to offer a very personalised training experience.

We offer our ‘core’ places allocated to us as an accredited provider of ITT. All applications go through the DfE ‘Apply’ website – you can find us under Mersey Boroughs ITT and St Mary & St Paul‘s CE Primary School.

All of our trainees also have the chance to gain masters credits and a PGCE awarded by John Moores University. We also don’t see the training year as being the end of our commitment to our trainees, we our proud to keep in touch and support our ECTs and beyond through their careers.

Frequently Asked Questions

“Train in great Schools. Learn from amazing Teachers.”


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