Initial Teacher Training at Didsbury Road Primary School
Didsbury Road has been actively involved in initial teacher training (ITT) for over ten years. We are the hub school for the Southern cluster of schools for trainee teachers on Manchester University’s Primary PGCE course. In conjunction with Hursthead Junior School, we run a cluster of seventeen schools across Stockport and south Manchester. We liaise with tutors at Manchester University to allocate teaching placements at our schools. In addition, Didsbury Road hosts trainees on a phonics placement, and we and other schools in our cluster run additional training sessions on a range of areas for our allocated trainees.
At Didsbury Road we have a long track record of successfully supporting those embarking on their teaching career. We believe strongly that graduates who choose teaching as their profession should be provided with the highest quality training, support and encouragement. We have a very experienced, enthusiastic and talented teaching staff at our school, and enjoy sharing that expertise with the next generation of teachers. Working with trainee teachers has brought many benefits to our school, not least talented new teachers to join our teaching staff!