School Direct Teacher Training
- Are you a good graduate?
- Would you like to train as a teacher?
Then why not do it on your doorstep with a lead school who is deemed as ‘Good with Outstanding Features’ (Ofsted 2013) and who have a long history associated with training excellent teachers?
What is School Direct?
The School Direct Scheme allows you to apply to train with specific school associations. Kesteven and Sleaford High School is leading a number of grammar schools in Lincolnshire in a scheme which brings teacher training into schools. The majority of your training will take place in your allocated school with one day a week in University (Bishop Grosseteste).
Why Choose the Kesteven and Sleaford High School Association of Grammar Schools?
- Full PGCE qualification available as well as your Qualified Teacher Status, with credits towards a Masters qualification... without going away to university.
- Unlike university routes, upon successful completion of your training year, should a job be available in your subject, we guarantee you an interview.
- We choose to work with Bishop Grosseteste as our training provider as they are an outstanding provider of Initial Teacher Training Programmes.
- You will be Guaranteed a high level of support.
- You will have a detailed individual week-by-week training plan set out for you from day one, so you always know what's coming and how it fits into the bigger picture.
At Kesteven and Sleaford High School We 'Instil Independence, Confidence and Resilience' in Our Students
We underpin this with everything we do with our students, and is certainly true of our teacher training programme of which we are very proud. Your course begins in your host school from the first training day in September 2016, and will see you training one day a week at Bishop Grosseteste University, and then four days a week on the job in your host school developing your practice, playing a full part in the life of the school, and attending training from school-based staff. We have training placements at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Horncastle, Carre’s Grammar School, Caistor Grammar School, The Peele Community college, Spalding Grammar School, as well as at Kesteven and Sleaford High School. For 2017, training places are available in PE, DT, Mathematics, Physics, English, MFL, Chemistry, Geography, Computer Science, Psychology, Biology, and Business Studies/Economics. Please email Adele Parkes to confirm who the host school is for each subject.
What are the Criteria for Application?
We are seeking high quality applicants, ideally with a 2-1 honours degree or higher although we would consider a 2-2 for exceptional candidates. You need to have passed your skills tests in literacy and numeracy and have spent a minimum of 10 days work experience in a secondary school too. More details on the qualifications needed to apply for teacher training can be found on the website: http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching
You Also Need to Choose Your Route
“The School Direct Training Programme (fee-paying), is open to all graduates and funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee, who may receive a bursary from the Teaching Agency (TA)” If you are coming straight from university, this is the alternative to a university PGCE. More details to be found at http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching
The School Direct Training Programme (salaried) is an employment-based route into teaching for high quality graduates with three or more years’ career experience. You would be employed as an unqualified teacher by a school as the Teaching Agency (TA) provides funding, which the school uses to subsidise your salary and/or training. For the salaried route, all candidates are paid by their host school on the unqualified scale point 1 for the duration of their training year. Consequently, this is a very competitive arena with fewer opportunities. For more details on how to access funding go to: http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching and https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/overview
Be Outstanding at Kesteven and Sleaford High School
If you haven’t already done so, please consider working with Kesteven and Sleaford High School Selective Academy to make you part of our next generation of outstanding teachers. The UCAS Teacher Training application window is now open.
If you have any further queries then please consult the ‘Useful Website’ section. For any questions related directly to School Direct Placements with our association of schools then please email.