Salford Alliance of Learning Schools (S.A.L.S)


School Direct Primary Education – Non Salaried


Phone: 0161 921 1295

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Moorside Community Primary School
Holdsworth Street
M27 0LN

About Us

S.A.L.S (Salford Alliance of Learning Schools) is a new, exciting and diverse coalition, united by the belief that we can make a difference.

Our alliance offers the opportunity for students to train as a teacher within Primary schools across the city of Salford. Training is coordinated by a highly successful School Direct lead school (Moorside Community Primary School), and gives students the ability to develop their skills.

S.A.L.S covers a broad demographic within the city of Salford, and encapsulates the diverse educational needs, challenges and rewards that all teachers can expect to be presented with.

This is what we believe makes us unique, and is what provides you with the very best possible start to your teaching journey.

Our School Direct programme is focussed on developing a deep understanding of educating primary aged children. Trainees will have access to placements in all schools within our alliance to ensure a genuinely comprehensive understanding of the learning processes, curriculum and emotional/social developments of the children in our care.
Trainees will work as part of a trainee network, mutually supporting and challenging each other – learning together and undertaking a range of action research projects in the classroom to trial and reflect upon the academic input from the course.

Working closely with the University of Manchester, the Number 1 Primary Teacher Training provider in the North West, our School Direct programme will see you gain your PGCE in the very best way.

S.A.L.S is committed to changing lives by developing passionate, inspiring, energetic & outstanding professionals who are fervent in their aim to make a difference.

Our Team

Olivia Doherty – S.A.L.S Student Mentor
Natalie Leahy – S.A.L.S Co-Ordinator

Schools & Partners

Moorside Community Primary School – Holdsworth Street, Swinton, Salford, M27 0LN
Riverview Primary School – 1 Wheaters Street, Salford, M7 1QZ
Alder Brook Primary Partnership Centre – Walnut Road, Winton, Salford, M30 8LE
The Deans Primary School – Stanwell Road, Swinton, Salford, M27 5TD
St Andrew’s CE Primary School – Barton Lane, Eccles, Salford, M30 0FL
Marlborough Road Primary School – Dudley Street, Salford, M7 4XD