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Moorside Primary School

Moorside Teaching School Alliance are an alliance of ten schools focussed on making sure that each pupil flourishes and reaches their full potential.
It is this ethos that has been a driving force in Moorside Community Primary School becoming the lead school in the Salford Alliance of Learning Schools. An alliance consisting of 10 diverse local schools, united by the desire to help create the next generation of Outstanding Teachers.
The alliance schools are dedicated to offering unique and exciting opportunities for ambitious future teachers to access ‘on the job training’ with support from experienced teachers / mentors.
We believe that our SALS programme offers a different training experience to any other School Direct Programme as it is tailored to enhance trainees to rapidly become knowledgeable and classroom confident.
The training and placements are carried out at our alliance schools, with Moorside Primary School being the lead school of the alliance.

About our school experience


On a school experience day with Moorside Teaching School Alliance, you will have the opportunity to observe lessons and find out more about a career in teaching. The experience day will be at Moorside Primary School - the lead school in the alliance.
We will try where we can to accommodate requests of experiences in a specific Key Stage.
Each candidate will be given a guided tour of the school and the Teaching School Manager will be on hand to answer any questions about the next steps for a career into teaching.

Start and finish times
08.30 to 3.30 - Flexible

The timings of the school experience days can be flexible upon each individuals needs.

The experience can be a morning or an afternoon session if required.

Dress code

Smart casual

Teacher training

Salford Alliance of Learning Schools are an alliance of ten schools that offer a comprehensive training package for all of our trainees. The lead school being Moorside Community Primary School.
The course offers:
Intensive support from experienced teachers and school mentors.
The chance to train in at least two of our good, diverse schools within our alliance.
131 days spent on placement, observing, planning and teaching.
The chance to become part of a team from the day you begin your teacher training journey.
A well planned programme of foundation and professional studies learning. The alliance delivers 18 days of training by experienced teachers within the alliance.
We offer two courses in partnership with University of Manchester or Manchester Metropolitan University.
Throughout the year you will be very well supported by mentors and key staff within each school you are placed. We are committed to developing the next generation of outstanding teachers. You will spend the majority of your time within schools either at specific training days led by the school’s specialist leaders or in the classroom gaining ‘hands on’ experience.
The schools within our alliance and the needs of our pupils are diverse, but we are united in one common theme:
A belief that we can make a difference.
If you believe that you can make a difference, then join us to be the change.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course. Must have a degree
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

We offer school experience taster sessions throughout the year.
We cannot offer any school experience days from the 11th May 2020 up until the end of the academic year.

To arrange a taster session please contact the school directly on 0161-921-1291 or e-mail:

School experience type
Both Virtual and In school


Holdsworth Street, Swinton, Greater Manchester, M27 0LN
Map showing Moorside Primary School

Yes - on site parking provided

There is on site parking if required.

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.

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Access needs policy

Holdsworth Street, Swinton, Greater Manchester, M27 0LN
School phases
Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Disability access

Disability Confident