“Having my own class (that is shared with another teacher) has been great and something that I knew I wouldn't get as part of the PGCE programme. Since the first day I have felt, and been treated, like a teacher.”
“My host school has offered a tremendous amount of support and guidance, giving me every opportunity to succeed in the teaching profession.”
"The SD programme has been challenging from the start, helping to foster speedy progress as I work towards gaining QTS and a PGCE.”
“I met my mentor in the summer term and talked through my strengths and weaknesses as a teacher. My training, organised mainly by my mentor, has involved me contacting other teachers and working with them. All have been welcoming and willing to sit and talk through different aspects of teaching.”
“The programme has offered me the opportunity to use my prior school experience whilst developing my knowledge and understanding of effective learning.”
The purpose of the School Direct team is to secure high quality entrants to the profession; to liaise with other partners and providers in order to ensure high quality placements, a creative approach to trainees’ school experiences and to take advantage of some of the new opportunities and alternative ways of ways of working.