to gain practical teaching experience in contrasting schools
to build confidence and help you reflect on your professional practice
to become an authority on the latest curriculum development, issues and innovations
to learn to manage pupils’ behaviour and maintain a purposeful learning environment
to grow confidence in the latest technologies and develop multimedia resources
to leave with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to begin your teaching career by taking three core modules.
Subject Studies: You will learn all aspects of how to teach your subject, including planning, teaching, assessment and classroom management.
Professional Studies: You will learn about working in classrooms and schools, and the broader context of teaching today.
Professional Practice: You will have opportunities for observation, practice and investigation in two contrasting schools.
Trainees will spend 4 days per week in school with 1 day per week being a training day at University.
Training days will take place at BGU.
We believe contrasting placements are the key to a rich and diverse training experience, so as well as your main placement school you’ll also spend six weeks in another school. You will also undertake a shorter placement in other environments such as a feeder primary school. This means you’ll be exposed to all kinds of teaching experiences and challenges, gaining a clear insight on how to teach a full spectrum of learners in a range of school contexts.
We have close links with a number of selected partner Secondary schools across the East Midlands, which enables you to access a diverse range of establishments during your teaching practice. Our network of partner schools offer you a breadth of experience and the opportunity to train in schools of different sizes and specialisms.
You can select one of the following locations to indicate a preferred placement when you apply.
List of locations and vacancies
All Saints’ Catholic Academy
Broomhill Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 6BW
Alliance Secondary Schools
Nottingham Catholic Teacher Traning Partnership Office, The Becket School , The Becket Way, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QY
St Bede’s Catholic Voluntary Academy (Lincs)
Collum Avenue, , Scunthorpe,, Lincolnshire, DN16 2TF
St Peter & St Paul CVA Secondary School
Western Ave, , Lincoln , LN6 7SX
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in geography or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.
We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in maths.
If your qualifications are not listed in the above documents, we will consider equivalency tests taken with the following providers:
Educate Teacher Training
A Star Equivalency
MME (Maths Made Easy)
Birmingham City University
Desire and passion to become a teacher and to challenge and inspire your students.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with proficiency in both written and spoken English.
Strong subject knowledge and an understanding of it in the context of educating young people.
Commitment to high standards and excellence.
A wider understanding of the purpose of education.
Resilience and determination to succeed both as a trainee and as a teacher.
The ability to meet the mental and physical demands of classroom teaching.
Fees and financial support
The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.
Trainees are responsible for paying their own fees
About the training provider
We are delighted that you are considering training with our partnership and we would really like you to apply to join us. Providing a high level of care and support for our trainees is part of our ethos. Our places are open to all applicants who share our values and are passionate about supporting the learning of our students.
Our partnership is founded on the principle of collaboration and an absolute belief that by working together we can improve outcomes for all students in all of our schools. Our schools have a long record of partnership with our Higher Education partners in helping to train teachers. School Direct gives us the chance to select and train our own outstanding teachers of the future.
If you choose to train with us you can expect:
successful trainees will obtain a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) and QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) by the end of the programme
a programme that gives you four days a week in school and one day a week at University
the chance to observe and work with outstanding teachers
outstanding mentoring from an experienced and trained mentor
a bespoke programme of support sessions
a comprehensive induction programme
a second school placement in a contrasting school
We are working in partnership with Nottingham Trent University, University of Leicester, University of Derby and Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln.
We are committed to identifying, training and developing outstanding teachers of the future.
About the accredited body
Bishop Grosseteste University is working within partnership with School Direct to be able to support students in into teaching. School Direct offers more school-led training within local schools around the county.
Programmes generally last for one year. Successful completion of the programme will lead to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS) and many courses also award a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) or masters-level credits on completion.
You will be based in one of the schools in the partnership and you’ll also be taught by BG, attending lectures and seminars to bolster your hands-on experience with theories.
If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will be invited to attend an interview with NCTSA, usually held at the Alliance school you have applied for, where you will be welcomed by a member of the NCTSA Teaching School team.
At interview you will be given the opportunity to demonstrate your subject knowledge through giving a 5 -10 minute presentation on a topic connected to your interest in your subject area and your motivation to teach.
Throughout the day you will be able to meet staff and students, ask questions and seek support with the next steps open to you.
You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)
Training with disabilities and other needs
We coordinate support and access arrangements for disabled applicants with specific learning difficulties. We work with academic staff, Universities and external agencies to meet individual access requirements.
Our commitment is to ensure that everybody has an equal opportunity to become an active part of school life irrelevant of their needs.
The Teaching School is committed to equality and aims to comply with the Equality Act (2010).
The Becket Way Wilford Lane West Bridgford Nottinghamshire NG2 7QY
Support and advice
You can speak to a teacher training adviser
for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you
get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.
Call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).