Aspiring teachers can kickstart their career in education at a Bolton secondary school. 

Little Lever School is accepting applications for full-time teacher training, which will begin from September next year. 

Trainees will be able to earn up to £30,000 to train in STEM subjects. 

Called Little Lever Train to Teach, the programme is run in conjunction with Teach First. 

Trainees will gradually be introduced into the classroom starting at one-hour of teaching a week, and finishing the course teaching a full timetable.

The course is tailored to each trainee, supported by a mentor throughout with study during the year. 

Trainees will qualify with a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in England – the two qualifications needed to teach in a school. 

Mark Leathert, Director of School-Centred Initial Teacher Training at Little Lever said: “Being a teacher is incredibly rewarding, you have the opportunity to shape young people’s lives for the better and make a difference.

“Our Little Lever Train to Teach programme is in partnership with Teach First, who have over 20 years’ experience in supporting trainees into the classroom.

"We’re really excited to have them onboard at Little Lever and look forward to welcoming the next generation of teachers, each year.” 

The course is open to anyone interested in training to be a teacher, from current final-year students, to those looking for a career change.

Applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree, and an A-Level or equivalent in the relevant subject they desire to teach. 

Subjects including science and computing offer up to £30,000 to train in that department, with other subjects offering between £10,000 and £28,000. 

Bursaries are also available for applicable subjects, and tuition fees and maintenance loans can be applied for via Student Finance England for the course duration. 

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This comes after it was announced earlier this year that Little Lever School will expand to accept 150 further pupils

The expansion is part of a £10m council plan, which will see Ladybridge School also add another 150 spaces.