The School Direct Training programme offers you a route towards qualifying as a teacher whilst working in one of our Partner schools. Our course is highly effective in nurturing the talents of future generations of outstanding teachers and we have a proven track record of high employment, retention and career progression. We strongly believe in fostering reflective, creative and self-assured practitioners who are confident in questioning and rationalising their progress and ability .
The School Direct (Training) programme is school-centered and provides an ‘on the job’ training experience. There are opportunities to observe, and become involved in, the cutting-edge practice at one of our partner schools to enhance your teaching and learning and to develop your pedagogical knowledge and understanding. You will benefit, not only from highly experienced course tutors who are at the forefront of educational development, practice and research but also from the specialist support and expertise of practicing teachers and senior leaders.
The quality of relationships across our Consortium of schools is outstanding and is developed collaboratively at every stage to ensure that your training is up-to-date and relevant. Effective communication is paramount to the continued success of our partnership, allowing us to map your development needs with the best-placed schools to ensure a tailored programme that is that is designed to suit you.
We individualise student learning right from the onset, encouraging Associate Teachers to progress into proficient, effective practitioners. You will have access to, and will be supported by, a range of subject experts together with a friendly, approachable team who will both encourage and challenge you to develop into an outstanding teacher.
An audit against Teachers’ Standards is completed at the start of the course and is used to help inform our teaching provision and target setting to maximise progression and understanding. Teaching is based on lectures, workshops, skills training and seminars with individual support through one-to-one and group tutorials forming an integral feature of the programme.
The School Direct Training programme, which is rooted in the latest research, will enable you to teach your specialist subject across the full secondary age and ability range and will support your development in a range of aspects of your pedagogical development including subject knowledge, teaching and learning skills including assessment for learning, behaviour management, understanding of the National Curriculum and research of relevant literature and educational theories.