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The Bishop Fraser Trust

The Bishop Fraser Trust A Church of England Multi Academy Trust
with the vision to allow
all children to experience Life in all its fullness

Secondary Courses

We are offering the following courses for 2024-25.  There are all on FIND Teacher Training

Secondary Courses

Subject Course Code Accredited Provider
Art & Design AP35 Liverpool Hope University
Biology AP36 Liverpool Hope University
Chemistry AP37 Liverpool Hope University
Drama AP42 Liverpool Hope University
English 24PP Liverpool Hope University
Geography AP43 Liverpool Hope University
History AP44 Liverpool Hope University
Mathematics AP45 Liverpool Hope University
Music AP46 Liverpool Hope University
Physical Education (PE) AP47 Liverpool Hope University
Physics H699 Liverpool Hope University
Religious Education (RE) AP48 Liverpool Hope University
Spanish 2P3Z Liverpool Hope University

Secondary  Programme

A warm welcome to the Bishop Fraser Trust ITT Partnership (part of the Train Teach Lead Partnership) and thank you for taking time to find out more about our Secondary Programme.

Within our programme, trainees enjoy a blended programme which includes;

  • Two placements in local schools in Bolton and Bury
  • Professional Development Days (10 in total) delivered on site in Bolton by our highly experienced Partnership Lead with the exciting content provided by Liverpool Hope.

  • Intensive Training Practice (ITaP) (21 days in total).  A combination of both school based and University based learning within your own school and schools within the Partnership.
  • Attending group training session with the cohort of Secondary trainees, receiving high quality practitioner-led training, peer support and joint practice development opportunities.
  • School-led professional learning where you would be able to take advantage of a range of professional development opportunities within your own school and schools within the Alliance.
  • Attending high quality training provided by other schools and the Partnership throughout the year.
  • Subject abnd Academic Days on site at Liverpool Hope.
  • Focussed support and mentoring, by the very best practitioners within their own school. 

What are we looking for in a candidate?

We are looking for people who are MAD

Can you Make A Difference? We are looking for high quality graduates and career changers who want to make a difference to children and young people, to embark on our Initial Teacher Training Programme. We are looking to recruit outstanding trainees who have real potential to teach with the following personal qualities;

  • A desire to teach and inspire young people
  • Passion and knowledge in your subject area
  • Ability to work as part of a team and maintain appropriate relationships
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Good level of literacy, numeracy and communication skills
  • Willingness to be involved in the wider life of the school/extracurricular activities

 Liverpool Hope Requirements for SecondaryProgramme

  • Degree classification of 2:2 or above.
  • The degree must be related to or cover at least 50% of the subject area you want to teach.
  •  GCSEs in Mathematics and English Language - Grade C/4 or above (equivalency tests accepted from ITT HEI institutions)
  • Subject specific requirements 

Qualifications not accepted:

Key Skills. Adult Numeracy and Literacy, OCR National Award.

  • It is beneficial to have some school experience before applying but not essential, if you would like to book onto a school experience day please contact   

How do placements work?

During the year you will have 2 placements.

  • Placement A - September to February Half Term
  • Placement B - After February Half Term to July (this will be in a contrasting school).
  • Also within our programme you will spend time in Primary and Post 16 setting and have opportunities to visit alternative education provision via the Bolton Impact Trust. this is designed to enhance and extend your knowledge of how pupils learn and how to create the very best teaching and learning environment. 

Employment Opportunities

Towards the end of the programme, trainees will be fully supported to seek and obtain employment. We currently have a 100% conversion rate from trainees who complete the course into full time employment, with the vast majority being employed within the local area.