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School Direct Initial Teacher Training is an exciting opportunity for graduates who show a real passion for pursuing a career in teaching.
We offer the unsalaried School Direct route into the profession in Early Years, Primary KS1 and KS2 and SEND specialism.
We look for ambitious, enthusiastic and high-achieving graduates who show a demonstrable passion for working with young people and have a wide range of skills, knowledge, experiences and an aptitude for teaching.
In our primary partnership schools, you will learn from outstanding practitioners, including your personal mentor. All primary trainees teach in two consecutive key stages, choosing to train either in Early Years and Key Stage 1 (ages 3-7) or Key Stages 1 and 2 (ages 5-11), but the qualification remains the same: Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
Those wishing to make an application to our programmes must fulfill the criteria before making an application.
In 2022 – 2023 we will be working with St Mary’s University, Twickenham and Hillingdon SCITT.
We are committed to ensuring that all trainees are able to benefit from the experience and expertise of the very best practitioners making it an excellent place to train and gain employment once qualified.
Our training locations and placement schools are locally based across Ealing – applicants must be happy to travel.
We would love to hear from you, if you are interested in joining this vibrant community and starting your career within our Alliance please contact us on 020 8998 3135 for an informal chat or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Direct (tuition route) is open to all high quality graduates. The course is funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee, either directly or with a student loan; details are available for each course.
The application portal to train starting in September 2022 will open in October. You are able to apply to three initial teacher training providers simultaneously.
All applications for our teacher training programmes must be made online through the DfE Apply portal the link to this site is here: www.gov.uk/apply-for-teacher-training .
Please visit the Get into Teaching website for more detailed information on the application process.
Please check your eligibility before applying. The application form will ask you for the following information:
Your personal statement should explain why you want to be a teacher, why you are a strong candidate for initial teacher training and how your experiences to date support this.
If you are still at university, or graduated within the last five years, one of your referees must be someone from your university who can comment on your academic ability and potential. The other reference can come from work or someone who can comment on your character and potential to be a teacher. If you are currently employed in a school, this should be the Headteacher. You must not use friends or family as referees.
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Please use the course codes listed below to locate our courses more easily on the UCAS Teacher Training website.
Primary full time (tuition fee) 5 – 11 2QGF Partner St Mary’s University
Primary full time (tuition fee) 3 – 7 E662 Partner Hillingdon SCITT
Primary full time (tuition fee) 5 – 11 E633 Partner Hillingdon SCITT
Primary full time (tuition fee) 5 – 11 SEND E665 Partner Hillingdon SCITT
These routes all carry the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
Information about School Direct: Link to School Direct website