School Direct Briefing Session – 11th June

MSA Briefing Session 11th June 2013 – ‘School Direct’ – Hough End Centre – 9.00am to 12.30pm

Following interest from a number of Manchester primary headteachers, the Manchester Schools’ Alliance has arranged a morning briefing with our two universities. The focus of the session is School Direct which is becoming a major way of appointing new staff to teaching positions in our schools. The universities are very keen to work with Manchester schools to ensure a good supply of well qualified trainees. In addition to the universities there will be a presentation from the National College to provide heads with an overview of how School Direct is changing the national approach to teacher training and recruitment.

If you are already in a School Direct partnership your contribution will help develop a Manchester approach that all schools would be able to join.

The agenda for the session will be:

9.00 coffee on arrival

9.30 Welcome

9.35 Helen Woodward, Professional Delivery Lead, National College for Teaching and Learning

10.05 Jayne Barnes, Manchester Metropolitan University

10.35 Dr Linda Rush, Manchester University

11.05 Refreshments

11.30 Table discussions around the opportunities and issues around School Direct

12.00 Plenary session sharing reflections and constructing a Manchester School Direct approach

12.30 Close


The session is free of charge to all MSA Members.  To confirm your place please contact Mike Crowe on the details below:

0161 234 3804