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Hear from our Trainees

 Trainees who completed the Programme during  20-21

Click below to hear from trainees who undertook the our School Direct Programme during 20-21.  Hear how their first term went gone and the support they get from us here at the St James's School Direct Partnership.

Meet Hannah, a PE Trainee on the Secondary Programme

Meet Ajaaz, a History Trainee on the Secondary Programme

Meet Neil, a Primary Trainee on the Primary Programme

We are delighted that Jacqueline Gill one of our Primary Trainees was awarded the Best Performing School Direct Primary Student for 20-21 from our HEI Provider Liverpool Hope University.  A fantastic achievement and well deserved.

Jackie said "I am delighted to receive this, it would not have been possible without the support from the Team at the St James's Partnership and the staff in my excellent placement schools who I was extremely lucky to work with".

Past Trainees who have successfully completed our Programme

Please click below to hear from past Trainees who have successfully completed our Programme and are now full time teachers!

Meet Claire, a Secondary Trainee who completed in Programme in 19-20

Written Testimonials from Past Trainees

Alex Southern

Since leaving St James's School Direct in 2015:

  • Started working at Sharples School Sept 2015
  • Became Director of History in 3rd term of NQT year 
  • AQA Examiner 
  • International Coordinator as of September 2017
  • Secured £110,000 of Erasmus funding for international staff CPD and pupil exchanges this year
  • TeachSDGs ambassador 


  • TTLP