The Primary Programme | Manchester Nexus SCITT

The Primary Programme (5-11)

A career in Primary Teaching is incredibly rewarding; you get to work with children when they are at their most inquisitive and open minded. As well as having lots of fun, you have the honour and responsibility to set the young people in your care on a learning path which will determine their life chances later in life. To be the best, you will need to rise to that challenge.

“Training with Manchester Nexus offers a unique experience, as it allows students to learn from a team of inspirational practitioners, who share the same philosophy on education and how children learn.  The network of support from Professional Learning Mentors and Teacher Mentors, together with The Liverpool Hope University, equips students with the essential knowledge, skills and understanding, to become excellent teachers in this rewarding yet demanding profession.

Being part of this professional learning mentor program means a great deal to me. I have the opportunity to share my passion for teaching and learning with others as I support students on their journey to success. ”  
Cheryl Haigh – Primary Mentor

The detailed training is designed to cover all aspects of what it means to be a teacher as well as inspire and motivate students to be the best that they can be.

We are proud of our Primary Initial Teacher Education which prepares our trainee teachers to rise to the challenge of ensuring every child has the best possible start in life, regardless of their circumstances and backgrounds.

Our careful blend of theory and practice means you’ll study how young people learn best and then try out relevant techniques and strategies in your classroom, gaining QTS and a PGCE as you do so. Your teaching practice will be supported by weekly sessions with your dedicated mentors who will offer you helpful feedback and you will also get support to develop your subject knowledge including maths, English and science.

The Manchester Nexus Immersive School Based Placement Model.

We follow an A/B/A Model which gives trainees access to a contrasting experience for enough time to allow strong relationships to be developed between trainees and their mentors, and trainees and their pupils.

School-led training is a unique opportunity to engage in immersive training. Trainees are welcomed into the staff room and their departments and are treated like a member of staff. With that comes an opportunity to experience many of the things that you would only be exposed to in your Early Career Teacher (ECT) years, meaning you will find the transition from trainee to ECT much easier.


Manchester Nexus SCITT works with a wide range of partner schools across the region, offering our trainees some of the best and most varied school experience on offer.

 Mayfield Primary, Oldham.  Greenhill Academy, Glodwick
Northmoor Academy, Coldhurst. Richmond Academy, Coldhurst.  Alt Academy, Oldham. Stanley Road Community Primary School, Oldham. Limehurst Primary School, Oldham.
 Oldham.  Deeplish Primary, Rochdale. Crompton Primary School, Oldham. Burnley Brow Community School, Chadderton.