What is School Direct

School Direct is a national teacher training initiative, which offers an exciting opportunity to train alongside outstanding practitioners, gaining valuable knowledge, skills and professional attitudes that will enable you to start your personal journey towards becoming an excellent teacher and future leader.

Delta Teaching School Alliance is working in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University to offer School Direct places for 2018/19.  As part of the training you can gain a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).  Two types of School Direct training places are available:

  • School Direct Training Programme (unsalaried) is open to all graduates and funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee, who may receive a bursary from the government.
  • School Direct Training Programme (salaried) is an employment-based route into teaching for high quality graduates with three or more year’s career experience (discretionary consideration given to less). 

What our training programme looks like

Primary: 

During your training year, you will complete two placements as your school-based training. Your first placement will take place from September to December and your second placement will take place from January to June*.

A typical training week will be as follows:

  • Monday – Wednesday: School-based training.
  • Thursday – Delta training based at Education House, Knottingley
  • Friday - Subject Knowledge, Professional Studies and Master’s sessions at Sheffield Hallam University.

On completion of this course, you will receive a PGCE with QTS and 60 Master’s credits.

Please see the below sample timetable for the year. Dates change each year.

Secondary:

During your training year, you will complete two placements as your school-based training. Your first placement will take place from September to December and your second placement will take place from January to March before returning to your host school March to June*.

A typical training week will be as follows:

  • Monday – Thursday: School-based training.
  • Friday - Subject Knowledge, Professional Studies and Master’s sessions at Sheffield Hallam University.

During the year Delta will host 10 to 12 General Professional Studies days (GPS days). 

You can apply for School Direct Places via UCAS at UCAS - Teacher Training 
Applications must be made via UCAS. You may register your interest at any point up until July 2020. In order to apply you must have:

  • 10 - 15 days recent UK mainstream classroom experience (have completed or have planned)
  • GCSE grade C or above in English and Mathematics (and Science for Primary Trainees)
  • Degree at 2:2 or above
  • Around 3 years work experience for salaried places

We look forward to receiving your application!

For further information about our School Direct programme contact our School Direct team at Schooldirect@deltatrust.org.uk.