Why Train With Us:

In recent years the training routes for those who wish to train to become teachers have diversified and increasingly schools are leading the co-ordination of recruitment and training.

If you are looking for a teacher training course in which you spend most of your time in-school while you study, the School Direct training route may be for you.

  • You will be based in one of our partner schools during your training and you will work with able and talented teachers.
  • You will begin by understanding what makes an outstanding lesson, observing outstanding practice and then team teaching some lessons, before teaching your own lessons independently.
  • This is complemented by a placement of about 6 weeks’ teaching in another school plus various other visits.
  • Alongside the practical element you will also undertake a number of “theory” training days.

The testimonies from the schools previous School Direct candidates reflect the outstanding training that is provided by all our partner schools.

I cannot speak more highly of the programme both in terms of its concept and how well it functions in the school. The support which is provided to the trainees within the school is nothing short of excellent at every level. This includes – but is by no means limited to – a voluntary mentor from the department who meets with me on a weekly basis; my lead school trainer, who oversees the more general assessment and evaluation of progress; and the added support system of the department and HOD, all of whom are always highly approachable for further guidance and support.(Peter Cogavin, CVMS)

We provide outstanding training to trainees who tend to be graduates and career changers, who have chosen to become teachers through our School Direct training programmes. We have developed our training programme thoughtfully to integrate trainees successfully so that they are able to develop the skills and confidence to teach and learn in our outstanding schools.

Information regarding all of the School Direct training programmes is available on our ‘School Direct training programmes’ page and on the UCAS website (www.ucas.com/ucas/teacher-training). Further information about School Direct including information about the different training routes is available on the DfE’s ‘Get Into Teaching’ website (www.getintoteaching.education.gov.uk).