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.
- Archbishop Holgate, York
- Dixons City Academy
- Lincoln Christs Hospital
- Penistone St John's Voluntary Aided Primary School
- Silverdale (Sheffield Teaching School Alliance)
- Aston Academy
- Gypsy Bridge, (ISIS Academies Trust)
- Learners First (Wickersley)
- Outwood Grange
- School Partnership Trust Academies
- Springwell/ Barnsley School Direct Alliance
- Trinity Academy
- Conisbrough Ivanhoe Primary Academy
- Shafton Primary Academy
- St Mary's Catholic High School
- Wybourn Community Primary and Nursery School (Locality C) (SSLP)
What is School Direct?
School Direct allows you to choose the school, or partnership of schools, that you'll be trained in. 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.
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.
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. Visit the Teaching Agency for more details.
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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