School Direct

Have you ever considered a career in teaching?


Come and train with the Blackpool Multi Academy Trust School Direct programme!

BMATFrom September 2016 the Blackpool Multi Academy Trust will be part of a growing number of schools leading the way for more school-led teacher training. This is really important to us because it means we can choose the very best talent and develop them into teachers. Being able to choose who we train as teachers helps us in delivering the best outcomes for children in Blackpool schools. This programme is being run in conjunction with the University of Cumbria (for more details visit the University of Cumbria website).

We have vacancies now to start training from September 2017 and we would be very interested to hear from you if you are thinking of becoming a teacher, or know someone who is. We’re looking for people who have (or will have) a degree, have a passion for teaching and want to inspire young people to fulfil their potential. Please click here to view our information leaflet

Full details of our course can be found on the UCAS website. (see How to Find Us on UCAS) However , if you would like to discuss any aspect of the course, or would like support and guidance on your application form please don’t hesitate to contact Gill Hughes (01253 764130) or Andrew Hurley (01253 855215) for further information. Click on the links for more information about our School Direct programme and Programme Handbook.

For further information about the University of Cumbria and the programmes we offer please follow the links below: -

UoC Partnership landing page

Programme Specifications


PGCE General Primary with QTS (5 -11 years)

PGCE Lower Primary with QTS (3-7 year olds)

For further information on what becoming a teacher might involve more generally, you can also visit  

We look forward to hearing from you.

For more information please click here or contact Gill Hughes (01253 764130) or Andrew Hurley (01253 855215)







Blackpool Multi Academy Trust - School Direct Handbook 2016


School Direct Information Leaflet


How to find us on UCAS


University of Cumbria Web Links