Initial Teacher Training
School Direct courses are based on the skills providers are looking for in a newly qualified teacher (NQT). Designed by groups of schools in partnership with a university or a school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) provider, the schools recruit you as a trainee with a job in mind just for you. This is a popular choice for those who hope to secure a role in the network of schools where they train.
You’ll train in at least two good schools, getting the chance to learn ‘on the job’ – but you shouldn’t worry about being thrown in at the deep end. You’ll be part of a team from the very start, receiving intensive support from experienced teachers and mentors. That means you won’t be teaching classes unsupported until the school thinks you’re ready.
The principles of academic rigour on School Direct are the same as on university-led courses, too. You’re also equally eligible for a training bursary or scholarship and can apply for the same financial support, such as student loans.
If you are looking for school-led training, School Direct is the option for you.
Why choose Woodfield Teaching School Alliance?
We are based in Brent, a diverse and vibrant area of north London, and offer trainee teachers placements in an alliance of schools that will ensure that you not only succeed in your School Direct experience but have the knowledge and skills to develop inclusive practice. We do this by providing primary or secondary placements in special and mainstream schools which offer a range of expertise promoting inclusion.
We actively assist our teachers in the application process and help them secure their first post in the best schools.
If you have the passion, drive and commitment to become an outstanding teacher, we would love to hear from you. If you would like to know more and explore your options with WTSA then get in touch.
WTSA School Direct programme for 2020-21 is now closed to new applicants
Anyone interested in postgraduate teacher training in the UK can now choose from over 5,000 training programmes, and submit their application using the UCAS search and apply system.