School Direct is a relatively new path into teaching and is a great way to gain the qualifications and practical skills you need to become a teacher. It is an innovative school-based teacher training route where trainees work alongside highly experienced classroom practitioners and spend a greater proportion of their training in school. It allows those who have just finished a degree, or have been working in a career for many years to combine teacher training with actually doing and learning on the job..
School Direct Routes:
These useful links provide further information on training routes/teacher resources and local supporting universities of teacher training.
The new School Direct routes allow schools to be at the heart of the teacher training process. There are two versions of the programme, Schools Direct (PGCE) and Schools Direct (Salaried). In both cases, schools request training places, recruit trainees and form a partnership with a training provider such as the Suffolk and Norfolk Initial Teaching Training Programme and the University of East Anglia. The school and training provider determine the pattern of training and agree responsibilities.
School Direct(Salaried) Trainees are employed as an unqualified teacher during training and receive a salary.Find out more
Schools Direct (Tuition) The trainee must pay a course fee, but can receive a bursary depending on subject and degree classification. Find out more