PGCEs and School Direct
As the largest provider of teacher education in Yorkshire and Humberside, with an excellent reputation, we're pleased to be delivering School Direct for September 2013/14 with the following high quality partnerships and schools in South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lancashire and Lincolnshire.
- Sheffield Teaching School Alliance
- Learners First
- School Partnership Trust Academies
- Outwood Grange Academy
- Penistone Grammar School
- Barnsley School Direct Alliance
- Aston Academy
- Birkdale School
- Dixons City Academy
- Elizabethan Academy
- ISIS Multi Academy Trust – Greengate Lane Primary, Sheffield and Gipsey Bridge Primary, Boston
- Kings Science Academy
- Mill Hill School
- St Mary's School
- Mount Street Academy
- Springwell Community Special School
- The Blue Coat School
- Trinity Academy
School Direct events
|School Direct events||Date||Location|
|Train to teach geography online event||Thursday 6 June,
|North East Derbyshire Teaching School open evening||Monday 10 June,
|North East Derbyshire Teaching School open evening||Wednesday 12 June,
|North East Derbyshire Teaching School open evening||Monday 17 June,
|St Mary's Catholic High School|
|North East Derbyshire Teaching School open afternoon||Thursday 20 June,
|Highfield Hall Primary School|
What is School Direct?
School Direct is an exciting new route into teaching and allows you to choose the school, or partnership of schools that you'll be trained in – and this will be further supported by training from Sheffield Hallam University. The intention is that you will be employed to teach in the school or another school in the partnership upon successful completion of the PGCE.
In addition there will be another School Direct route available that will lead to QTS with 30 M Level credits – further details on this will be available soon.
We will be delivering School Direct in primary and a number of secondary subjects, download the list of schools in School Direct 2013/14 (17KB) for more details of subjects and how to find out more information about each school or school partnership.
How will this differ to an existing PGCE route at Sheffield Hallam University?
The main differences are that you'll choose and apply to a school or partnership of schools to carry out your training with them. If you're successful in your School Direct application to a school or school partnership then all your school-based learning will take place with either that school or other schools in that partnership. On an existing PGCE route you will still complete school-based learning, and these schools will be selected for you by the University, which could be any of our 400 schools in our excellent placement network.
On School Direct, the school or partnership of schools that you've applied to will be much more involved in your selection, recruitment and professional development as there is the expectation that you will be employed by them once qualified.
School Direct leads to QTS and the award of a PGCE from Sheffield Hallam University
Tax-free bursaries of up to £20,000 are available for some teacher training starting in 2013/14. Visit the Teaching Agency for more details.
How do I apply for School Direct?
You need to apply through the application system on the Teaching Agency website.
What does the School Direct training involve?
As part of the training you
- are supported by outstanding teachers, have a school based mentor and an academic tutor from the University who will be an expert specialist in the field. All of these will be dedicated to your development as a high quality reflective practitioner
- gain a PGCE which includes qualified teacher status and can be used as the first third of a masters degree if you wish to continue with this accredited professional development in the early part of your career
- benefit from high quality sessions with other PGCE students at the University where research informed practice and theoretical underpinning of classroom practice will be shared and critiqued
- are on a new route but one which is carefully co-planned between schools involved and the University and builds upon excellent practice already established in the partnership
Our existing PGCE routes
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