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What is School Direct?

Be part of a school team from day one with the School Direct programme. You can choose to train in a particular school or cluster of schools and receive qualified teacher status in one year. You'll still receive your PGCE qualification from Sheffield Hallam and you may be eligible for a bursary of up to £25,000 to support you while you train.

  • What is School Direct ?

    The School Direct programme is for high-quality graduates who want to be part of a school team from day one.

    School Direct allows you to apply to train for a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in a particular school or cluster of schools. All the training is delivered in partnership with the University regardless of the school you choose.

    With School Direct, the school or cluster of schools that you've applied to will be much more involved in your selection and recruitment. As with all our other teacher education programmes, School Direct leads to a PGCE and the recommendation of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

    Some of our partner schools also offer School Direct (salaried) places. This is an employment-based route for high-quality experienced graduates with at least three years' work experience. You will earn a salary while you train.

    You may also be eligible for a bursary of up to £25,000 to support you while you train, depending on your degree classification and the course you're applying for. Visit the National College for Teaching and Leadership website for more details.

  • What does the School Direct training involve?

    • You will be supported by outstanding teachers, you have a school-based mentor and an academic tutor from the University, who is an expert or specialist in the subject. All of themEveryone will be dedicated to your development as a high-quality reflective practitioner
    • You will gain a PGCE and the recommendation of Qualified Teacher Status. It can also be used as the first third of a Master's degree if you wish to continue with accredited professional development in the early part of your career
    • Benefit from innovative sessions with other student teachers at the University where research-informed practice and theoretical underpinning of your classroom experience will be shared and critiqued

    The programme is carefully constructed by the schools involved and the University and builds upon excellent practice already established in the partnership.

  • Our partnership schools

    As the largest provider of teacher education in Yorkshire and Humberside, we're pleased to be delivering School Direct with the following high quality partnerships and schools in Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

    • Aspirer Teaching Alliance
    • Aston Academy, working with schools in Rotherham
    • Barnsley Teaching School Alliance, working with schools in Barnsley
    • DELTA, working with schools in East, West, North Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire
    • Fields of Learning, working with schools in Sheffield
    • James Montgomery Academy Trust (JMAT)
    • Learners First Schools Partnership, working with schools in Rotherham
    • Learning Unlimited Teaching School Alliance (LUTSA)
    • Outwood Institute of Education, working with schools in West and South Yorkshire
    • Penistone Grammar School, working with schools in Barnsley
    • Sheffield South Primary Partnership, working with schools in Sheffield
    • Shirebrook Academy, working with schools in North East Derbyshire
    • Sheffield Teaching School Alliance, working with schools in Sheffield and North Peak District
    • Sheffield South East Learning Partnership, working with schools in Sheffield
    • St Mary's Catholic High School, working with schools in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire
    • The Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance, working with schools in York
    • White Rose Alliance, working with schools in West and North Yorkshire

We also have other PGCE and QTS places you can apply directly to. You still complete school-based training, but these schools are selected for you by the University, which could be any of the 400 schools in our excellent partnership network.

For more information on teacher training visit the National College for Teaching and Leadership website

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