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Why School Direct?

Why School Direct?

If you want your training to be based in a school where you can be fully immersed in the life of a teacher from day one, a school-led training course is for you. School Direct is a one year programme that offers you ‘on the job’ training  which mirrors the life of a ‘real’ teacher.  Once selected by us, you will be part of a team from the very start, receiving support from experienced teachers and mentors. You will also spend time in at least one other school to gain the broad experience required to become a qualified teacher.  

We work directly with The University of Worcester and Haybridge Alliance SCITT to deliver this course, which leads to a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) and qualified teacher status (QTS).

Getting Involved in School Life

All Trainees are encouraged to take part in the opportunities in placement schools and this involves attendance at:-

  • Faculty Meetings
  • Year Meetings
  • Whole Staff Training on aspects of Teaching and Learning
  • Parent Consultation Sessions
  • Open Evening
  • Pathways Evening
  • 6th Form Information Evening

Trainees also get involved with The Duke of Edinburgh Scheme, House Events, School Play, Running Teams and numerous other opportunities open to them.

For details of how to apply click here.