Oakwood Academy teacher with pupil




School Direct

School Direct with Oakwood Academy

Through Oakwood Academy we offer school direct places in both the primary and secondary sector.

Work towards a PGCE, gain qualified teacher status and train in schools which thrive on  developing the next generation of outstanding teachers. When you join Oakwood Academy Alliance you will become part of the school community and train as a professional from day one. In partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University, our programme is designed and delivered by experienced and specialized outstanding teachers with a proven track record of developing future teachers and leaders. Our programme is designed to give trainees both SEND and mainstream experiences. There will be opportunities to apply for teaching post in both mainstream and special schools.

For more information or to look around the school please do not hesitate to contact Lisa Southwood -  lsouthwood@oakwoodacademy.co.uk

Schools involved in our School Direct partnership

Oakwood is Located in Salford with excellent access to Manchester. Our partnership is led by Oakwood Academy, developing outstanding teachers through School Direct is central to our core purpose of providing the highest possible standard of education and care.


Great Sankey High School, Warrington

Green Lane Special School, Warrington

Arbour Academy, Salford

Kassia Academy, Warrington


St Mary’s C.E Primary School, Irlam

Green Lane Special School, Warrington

Moss Valley Academy, Irlam