As a Secondary School Teacher Trainee, you will be given the opportunity to teach the subject you’re passionate about in a school environment whilst receiving the support and guidance from experience teachers who will assist in your training.
This year-long programme will see a Secondary School Teacher Trainee building up your teaching responsibility and confidence in the classroom from day one, complemented by off-site training days and a support network of experience educators.
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
Saint Benedict’s CVA Secondary School (Derbyshire)
Duffield Road, Darley Abbey , Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 1JD
St John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy
Abbot Road,, Kirk Hallam, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 4HX
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in physical education 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 will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required at the point of accepting a place at the University.
To ensure trainees meet the required competencies you will be required to undertake and pass the University’s agreed assessment when you commence your course. Full details of the required competencies and assessment will be provided in due course. Pease note it is the trainee’s responsibility to secure these fundamental skills.
Fees and financial support
The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.
Trainees are responsible for paying their own university 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
The University of Derby has a strong reputation for nurturing successful, confident and forward-thinking teachers.
Practical teaching experience lies at the heart of all of our teacher training courses. High-quality placements in different educational settings will build your skills in the classroom and you’ll benefit from the support of expert mentors throughout.
At Derby, you’ll discover exciting teacher training courses which will prepare you to teach the age group of your choice, we offer a choice to suit you.
If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will be invited to attend an interview.
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).