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Wigan Catholic Primary Alliance



Liverpool Hope


Are you interested in school based teacher training?


Do you already have a degree or due to graduate this year?


Why not apply to Wigan Catholic Primary Alliance (WCPA).

Why train with us?


The schools of ‘Wigan Catholic Primary Alliance’ are committed to providing an outstanding Catholic education to all of the pupils they serve. Wigan Catholic Primary Alliance is a large partnership of twenty-one Catholic primary schools spread across the Wigan Local Authority. WCPA is made up of a range of developing, successful and outstanding primary schools with varying contexts, all of which have a shared common goal of training high quality teachers, with a vision for excellence.


Working in partnership with Liverpool Hope University we are able to develop direct training that will have the academic and theoretical underpinning to allow trainees to become outstanding practitioners within the field of education.

The Catholic Church provides schools to:


  • Assist in its Mission of making Christ known to all people.
  • Assist parents in the education and religious formation of their child.
  • To be at the service of the local Church and be of service to society.


In order for Catholic schools to fulfil this Mission they need staff of the highest calibre who know, understand and value the teachings of Christ and “have the duty and privilege to ensure that the students receive instruction in Catholic doctrine and practice”.

The training programme provides aims to fully equip trainees with a wide range of skills necessary for the role. This includes training in all curriculum areas and additional training on: safeguarding, SEND, EAL, Children Looked After, writing PSP’s, memory training and behaviour management. All training is evaluated by trainees and the training programme is reviewed annually using results from this feedback.

The course is a full-time, one-year training programme, structured around the school year. Trainees will be based in our schools and be regarded as a member of the team from the start.


We are seeking individuals who demonstrate and are able to apply the skills of organisation, flexibility, reflection, evaluation and action to all aspects of the course and their career. Enthusiastic individuals who are able to communicate effectively with pupils, colleagues and parents on a range of levels are essential to our partnership.

Trainees academic study with Liverpool Hope University is spread over the year, commencing with an initial induction day in September.

Please join us at one of our open evenings!


For further information email or telephone us on 01942 244361

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