In this School Direct Trainee position you will experience teaching Psychology across age and ability ranges in a comprehensive secondary school throughout an academic year.
We are looking for people who have the potential to become outstanding teachers and school leaders of the future. You should possess a genuine enthusiasm for Psychology and be able to communicate your understanding to others. You should be committed to inclusive and comprehensive education and believe passionately in the difference education can make to young peoples’ lives. Experience of working with young people is not a requirement for entry on to the course, but would be an advantage.
Our School Direct programme contains elements delivered by the school, the Minster Learning Alliance and Nottingham Trent University. The programme includes both academic training and assessment as well as extensive classroom practice.
The school and university work closely together to ensure that your progress on the course is closely supported and quality assured. You will be based in your host school throughout the year and attend university and Alliance based days with other School Direct trainees. These days are an opportunity to work with primary and secondary trainees and the sessions will form an integral part of the work you do in school.
When applying, please select your first choice of host school from our available locations. We may also be able to offer you the option of a host school from our other locations, which will be discussed when offering an interview.
In the second term you will undertake a placement in a second school for a period of six weeks. This is an opportunity to learn within a different context and share your experiences with other trainees.
You will have a trained mentor assigned by the school and a University tutor who will work closely with you. From the beginning of the course, you will be regarded as a beginning teacher and will attend development and professional learning activities within your school.
Further information about placements within our host schools is available in our School Direct placement profiles via our website: