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Sacred Heart R.C. Primary School

About HEART Teaching School Alliance
The greatest single determinant of a child’s success in school is the quality of their teachers. Therefore, Sacred HEART of Jesus & St Joseph Teaching School Alliance is dedicated to developing and forming our staff teams, who then in turn enable our students to flourish…
The self-improving school-led system is at the heart of the government’s vision for education in England. Simply put, this means that schools are being empowered to make decisions about how to improve and to work collaboratively to support each other to do so.
Heart TSA, based within Sacred Heart RC Primary School, has established itself as a centre of best practice, developing an evidence based approach to cross-phase innovation, creativity and pedagogy, working with a variety of schools and partners, including the Diocese of Salford, OLP, University of Cumbria, Comino Network, SEERIH, and EducareM to ensure that we live up to aspiration to ‘inspire a generation…’.

About our school experience

Inspire a generation. Train to teach at HEART TSA. Experience what it is like to be a primary school teacher. Come and spend a day at HEART TSA. You will have the opportunity to observe a range of classes in different key stages, work with teachers and experience what it is like to work in a school. The day will help you gain an insight into the profession before you apply. At the end of the experience day you will meet with the HEART TSA team to discuss how to apply and the next steps on your journey to becoming a primary school teacher.
Start and finish times
8.20am to 3.40pm
Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

The Heart TSA School Direct programme offers those looking to become fully qualified teachers a one year route to achieving accreditation (QTS with PGCE), with a course that pairs the most up to date theoretical training with tailored teaching placements across a network of partner schools, in partnership with the University of Cumbria. On a school led teacher training route, trainees spend the majority of their time in schools, learning on the job, and are taught by tutors and mentors with current and relevant classroom experience. By immersing trainees in schools they are able to gain valuable real-world experience and learn the very best current teaching methods. This in turn allows them to develop into better teachers who can provide more rounded and complete classes for their students. You need to have a degree to start the course but it doesn’t matter how long ago your degree was or what you have done in between.

Find out more about our teacher training

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Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must be applying to or have applied to our, or a partner school's, teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: passport or driving license
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Central Drive, Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire, BL5 3DU
Map showing Sacred Heart R.C. Primary School

Yes - on site parking provided

There is a staff car park.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Access needs policy

Central Drive, Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire, BL5 3DU
School phases
Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.