Ignite ITT – Lead School Partner

Ignite ITT – Lead School Partner

Ignite Institute is part of The Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust who have 4 Primary Schools of which St Bernard’s Roman Catholic Primary School is our lead Ignite Primary School and 2 Secondary Schools of which St John Plessington Catholic College is our lead Ignite Secondary School. 

We are delighted to be working in partnership with the University of Chester (Primary applicants) and Liverpool Hope University (Secondary applicants) to offer PGCE with QTS routes into teaching.

Our programmes follow the Lead School Partner route (previously School Direct)

Applications for our 2024-25 PGCE with QTS Programme commencing September 2024 are now OPEN.

Please note  this is a fee paying course and is not salaried.

*We are not able to offer Sponsorship*

Download our Information guide here: 

For any information regarding Ignite Institute’s Teacher Training programme, please contact:

Steve Jevons for Primary information and applications – stevejevons@hfcmat.com

Ciara O’Connor for Secondary information and applications – ciaraoconnor@inspirelearningtsh.co.uk

Our History

Ignite Institute is a diverse range of primary and secondary schools across Wirral and Cheshire, committed to growing the next generation of primary school teachers through our PGCE programme in partnership with the University of Chester (primary applicants) and Liverpool Hope University (secondary applicants)

As a training provider, we are proud to work collaboratively with other local partnerships, offering specialist training in SEND and we are renowned for outstanding mentoring in our highly supportive schools. Trainees will receive bespoke training from outstanding practitioners, subject specialists and nationally renowned trainers, all of which will enable them to become highly effective teachers for 21st Century education.

For over 7 years, we have trained a growing number of trainee teachers across primary and secondary and have excellent employment rates. 95% of our trainees have gone on to secure jobs, with a high proportion of these in partnership schools. Following your training year, in partnership with Teaching School Hubs, Ignite are committed to supporting you in the next stage of your career, with networks and on-going outstanding training for you to access. We are delighted that many of our previous trainees are now progressing into roles of high responsibility and leadership within their schools.

We are looking for the next generation of high quality teachers. If you have passion for working with children and want to make a difference, Ignite is the ideal place to realise your potential and help you develop you into a highly skilled classroom practitioner.

Please click on the success stories link to see reflections from some of our trainees about the training programme and the current successes they are enjoying.

“The programme is unbelievably thorough in terms of what is needed by Associate Teachers and Mentors. It has been put together brilliantly and we are really excited about being part of it!”

Alan Brown, Headteacher – Oldfield Primary School

Cohort 2022