School Direct is a national teacher training initiative offering the exciting opportunity to train alongside outstanding practitioners, gaining valuable knowledge skills and professional attitudes that will enable you to start you on your journey to becoming an outstanding teacher and a future school leader.
TETSA can offer you:
Outstanding pedagogy delivered by specialist staff in all areas of the curriculum
Training sessions delivered by outstanding leaders and staff in our new training facility
Strong and skilled support networks in the application of effective teaching and learning methodology
Strong partnerships between Northumbria University and our school-based trainers
Continuing professional development opportunities
Professional and approachable ITT mentors
Begin the year with a thorough induction at our training suite. Our celebration event is hosted at the stunning Ramside Hall in County Durham. This visit is inclusive of an overnight stay, all meals and use of the spa facilities. These opportunities provide you with a relaxed environment to get to know one another and reflect upon your learning.
TETSA are a large and collaborative family of carefully selected schools across the North East, which can enable you to gain experience, knowledge and support in a diverse range of exciting and fulfilling settings. With the wealth and breadth of experience across our alliance we can tailor your training and professional development to your needs.
Our main site includes schools from within the WISE Academies Trust including:
Town End Academy, Bexhill Academy, Hasting Hill Academy, North View Academy (Sunderland)
Welbeck Academy (Newcastle)
Malvin’s Close Academy, Morpeth Road Academy, Croftway Academy (Blyth)
Prudhoe West Academy, Adderlane Academy, Shaftoe Trust Academy, Haltwhistle Academy (Northumberland)
We currently offer placements within Early Years, Primary and SEN schools ranging from ages 3 to 11. Trainees will take part in 3 school based placements across 2 different settings.
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.
We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.
Experience working with children in a school or other settings will enhance your application as well as a reference containing a strong recommendation that you are suitable to train as a primary school teacher. In addition to the academic qualifications we will consider the full range of knowledge, skills and prior experiences of every application in judging whether the applicant is capable of meeting the requirements.
Applicants must have been in full time paid employment for a minimum of 3 years.
All places offered will be subject to a DBS check prior to starting the course. This will be completed by Northumbria University.
Minimum salary of unqualified teacher scale
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
Town End Teaching and Support Alliance (TETSA) was established in 2012. Since then, we have established strong alliances with other schools across the North East. The lead school is Town End Academy, which is an outstanding school in Sunderland and part of WISE Academies which incorporates a number of schools across the North East.
Children are at the forefront of everything that TETSA do. In order to secure the best outcomes for pupils, we support staff at all stages of their career to grow and be part of schools which provide an excellent all-round education to every child.
In partnership with several schools, in a range of different contexts, the alliance is committed to creating partnerships that will improve teaching and learning in our own schools and beyond.
During the interview process you will be required to deliver a short teaching activity, complete a selection of written tasks and take part in a formal interview. The formal interview panel will be made up of a TETSA Lead and members of Senior Leadership from schools within our partnership. On occasion, course leaders from Northumbria University may also sit on the interview panel.
You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser
for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school
experience, and access exclusive teaching events.
You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).
Find out about the different
ways to train
if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.