Leverhulme Academy Trust

Leverhulme Academy Trust

School Direct

Rivington and Blackrod High School we tirelessly investigate new modes of delivery for all courses, and our status as a School Direct Centre working alongside Ladywood Teaching School Alliance, providing training and support for trainee teachers, allows us to push out the boundaries of teaching and learning further, and raise aspiration levels even higher. 

We are committed to training and hold Investor In People Champion status. We have given information below about possible opportunities and ways in which you can work with us, however, if you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01204 333266 and ask to speak to  Mrs D Green who will direct you further or email schooldirect@rbhs.co.uk


Rivington Alliance

School Direct is an initiative that allows trainees to train across an excellent alliance of schools, and trainees will have a greater opportunity to develop much closer links with those schools during and after their training.  It also gives them a high probability of success in achieving their first teaching post.  

Rivington School Direct is a partnership of twelve secondary schools in Bolton and one North West University supported by primary and secondary special schools and the Bolton Pupil Referral Service to deliver Initial Teacher Training. 

Ladybridge High School, Mount St Joseph Business and Enterprise College, Rivington and Blackrod High School, St Joseph's RC High School, Sharples School, Thornleigh Salesian College, Turton School, Bolton St Catherine's Academy, Harper Green School, Rumworth School, Westhoughton High School and Essa Academy are the twelve Secondary schools in the partnership with the Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) our partner University. Firwood High School, our Secondary and Ladywood Special School, our Primary School are our supporting special schools. The partnership is also working strategically with the Ladywood Teaching School Alliance. We have 49 trainees for 2016-2017 who are being trained in these schools. 

The subjects we are offering for 2017-2018 are Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Modern Foreign Languages (French, Spanish, German), History, Geography, Religious Studies, Drama, Computer Science, Art & Design, Business Studies, Design Technology, Physical Education, Social Sciences & Music. 

Trainees will have an opportunity to experience a wide variety of alternative school settings, follow a unique Foundation Leadership course and gain a PGCE with Masters Accreditation through the Manchester Metropolitan University (which has been graded as Outstanding for all areas of Initial Teacher Training).