Developing Inspirational Classroom Practitioners with Manor Primary School

Barr Beacon SCITT, in partnership with Manor Primary School offers primary training routes in the following age ranges within the Wolverhampton area: 

  • Primary with Early Years (3 – 7) 
  • Primary (5 – 11)

These programmes lead to recommendation for QTS and a PGCE with the opportunity to gain up to 60 masters credits. 

Barr Beacon SCITT is an experienced, dedicated and ambitious provider of Initial Teacher Training and is proud to work with Manor Primary School who also have a proven track record over many years of developing classroom practitioners who will go on to inspire, influence and shape the lives of future generations for years to come.  This aim underpins everything about our training programme and we’re incredibly proud of what we do. Our aim is to develop teachers who are:

  • skilled and inspirational specialists;
  • confident and reflective practitioners;
  • effective communicators who can work in partnership;
  • informed intellectuals who promote a real love of learning;
  • resilient professionals able to demonstrate high standards of personal conduct.


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Be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by Barr Beacon SCITT.


Have had the opportunity to gain the award of Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

60 Masters Credits

Gain up to 60 Masters credits from assignments that demonstrate Masters level study and progression to a higher degree qualification (subject to satisfying the assessment criteria).

Lead Partner - Manor Primary

Our Lead Partner, Manor Primary School, is an outstanding school where trainees train to teach in a vibrant, stimulating location where pupils thrive personally, socially and academically and achieve the very highest of standards nationally. Manor hosts the regional Teaching School Hub and this ensures trainee development is in the context of collaboration and partnership with other schools, curriculum hubs, professional development partners and external experts to bring the very best in teacher education to our area.


Train with Manor and benefit from:
• Training to teach in a local Outstanding school to ensure you see practice at its best
• Opportunities for a variety of placements in incredible local primary schools
• Exceptional employment opportunities - 100% of students who completed their PGCE with Manor Primary School over the past 3 years successfully gained employment at the end of their programme.
• Structured development covering all aspects of teaching that you will need to be a confident teacher
• Support and Mentoring from talented teachers who care passionately about providing an exceptional education for all children.

Hands on from the word go
You’ll be given in-depth experience in the classroom with placements in two local schools. You will also have the opportunity to complete Intensive Training and Practice placements (ITPs) to deepen your knowledge in specific areas of pedagogy.

Support from experts
Away from the classroom, you will receive practical training sessions from highly experienced teachers who are also part of the early career framework (ECF) training provision. This means you will have people around you who also understand that next step in your career.

You will receive regular mentoring by experienced professionals helping you to plan, deliver and refine your classroom activities.

We look forward to welcoming you
We are looking to recruit ambitious graduates who can demonstrate potential and show strong commitment. Our SCITT programme is for individuals who are willing to work hard and are passionate about training to teach and work in primary schools across Wolverhampton and the Black Country. To apply click here.

For more information, to arrange a chat, visit or arrange some school experience before applying, please contact Louise Wedge (Lead Mentor for Manor Primary Partnership) or telephone 01902 556460.

Meet the Team

We're with you from initial enquiry through to your graduation ceremony and beyond!


Michael Eszrenyi


Michael's role is to oversee the overall SCITT partnership and the quality assurance of the partnership.

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Cheryl Heaton

Course Manager

Cheryl's role is to oversee the day-to-day management of the programme.


Lou Wedge

Lead Mentor for Manor Primary Partnership

Lou’s role is to oversee the day-to-day running of the Wolverhampton primary partnership.


Lindsey Haywood


Lindsey is on hand to answer any questions you may have and to ensure the smooth running of the programme on a daily basis.