Why train with us?
We offer a range of locations across our family of 19 primary schools.
From day one, trainees will be school based and part of a school team, working with excellent teachers and mentors in our schools. School Direct brings together all the necessary elements required for excellence in Initial Teacher Education and Training; this is built upon a partnership of expert school-based practitioners and our experienced accrediting provider, Plymouth Marjon University. The programme brings teacher education pedagogy and up-to-date research within a school setting, providing enriched, essential classroom experiences that allow you to put theory into practice as you develop your skills.
Our programmes have been designed to build your confidence and subject knowledge and give you the necessary skills to become an outstanding classroom teacher. All graduates of our Schools Direct programmes will be confident, passionate, knowledgeable and reflective teachers.
The programme duration is one academic year (September - July), during which time you will be based in a home school, as well as having the opportunity to broaden your experience through undertaking contrasting placements in other partnership schools. This is complimented with a bespoke programme of academic training, developed and delivered by University lecturers and outstanding teachers.
Upon successful completion of the programme, we expect that as a reflective, highly developed, newly qualified teacher, you will secure a teaching position either directly with your host school or at another of our Trust schools.