Our School Direct training course is ideal for trainees who are looking for hands-on in-school training, learning from teachers who deliver lessons every day. You will be allocated a school-based mentor and will also have a school-based professional tutor, who puts together a comprehensive in-school training programme.
We have consistently high employment rates, with many of our trainees going on to be employed within the Alliance. The combination of the school based mentoring programme and the University taught modules gives you a competitive advantage when applying for your first teaching position.
You will feel part of the school community from the start of your training to the end. We ensure you are supported to get Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) giving you the best possible start to your teaching career. In addition to QTS you will also graduate with a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) which includes 60 credits towards a full Masters degree.
We believe that we offer high quality training by giving sustained attention to developing the confidence of trainees to become reflective classroom practitioners who are both confident subject specialists and all-round professionals. Constant monitoring, training and collaborative work between our University partners and the Hatton Teaching School Alliance ensures close co-operation, and an excellent academic and professional partnership, which gives our School Direct student teachers varied but consistently rewarding experiences.