School Direct


School Direct
The School Direct course is a full-time, one year course leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and, as with the SCITT programme, it also offers the opportunity to study for a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with the University of Hull.

*Please note, the expectation of employment with School Direct places isnota guarantee of employment

The main difference between SCITT and School Direct is how the places are allocated- School direct places are allocated directly to the school whereas SCITT places are allocated directly to accredited training providers (e.g. Redcar and Cleveland Teacher Training Partnership). School Direct schools can then choose to handle all of their own recruitment and training or they can work with a training provider to manage this.

In our case RCTTP works very closely with our School Direct partner schools throughout recruitment and School Direct trainees are trained alongside those on the SCITT programme, there is no difference between the training and qualifications received on  either programme.

School Direct Partner schools

Sacred Heart Secondary

Sacred Heart Secondary is the Lead School for a consortium of primary and secondary schools in Redcar and Cleveland  working in partnership with Redcar and Cleveland Teacher Training Partnership to provide teacher training places through School Direct.

*Successful applicants could be placed in Sacred Heart or one of the other schools in the partnership.

We have now received the allocation for 18-19 and will be accepting applications for:

Secondary (Key Stage 3 and 4) following subjects only:

  • Maths
  • Chemistry
  • MFL (French)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • English
  • Computing
Unity City Academy with Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) 

Unity City Academy  are working with  AET to offer School Direct training places

*Successful applicants will be placed at Unity City Academy

We have now received the allocation and will be accepting applications for:

Secondary (Key Stage 3 and 4) following subjects only:

  • Geography
  • English
  • Physics
  • D&T (Salaried)

For more in formation regarding the application system please visit the 'How to Apply' page

Financial Support
The tuition fees for the School Direct programme are £9000. You are able to access student loans to pay fees in the same way as you would when completing a PGCE at a University.

For further information regarding the financial support available to you please visit: http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/funding/postgraduate-funding

Bursaries 2018-19


Eligibility 2018-19
Trainee with 1st/PhD
2:1/Masters
2:2
Secondary: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computing, Geography, Modern Foreign Languages, Classics.
£26,000
£26,000
£26,000
Secondary: Maths*
£20,000
£20,000
£20,000
Secondary: English
£15,000
£15,000
£15,000
Secondary: Design and Technology
£12,000
£9,000
£0
Secondary: History, Music, Religious Education
£9,000
£4,000
£0
Primary: Maths
£6,000
£6,000
£6,000

There are no bursaries for Secondary: Art, Drama and PE or Primary teacher training.

*In addition to the bursary, Maths trainees will also receive two additional early-career payments of £5k each in your third and fifth year of teaching.


For more information on School Direct please visit:
http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/teacher-training-options/school-based-training/school-direct

The most up-to-date information will always be posted on our blog http://inspire2learnblog.com/gtp/

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