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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 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 to support you while you train, depending on your degree classification and the course you're applying for. Visit the Get Into Teaching website.

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 them 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 School Direct partnerships

As the largest provider of teacher education in Yorkshire and Humberside, we're pleased to berecruiting to the School Direct Programme for 2023 with the following high quality partnerships and schools in Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

How to apply

To apply for a course visit GOV.UK Teacher Training.

Not ready to apply just yet?

Why not come to our next open day? Open days are the perfect place to talk to staff and students, visit our campuses and get all the information you need.

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 Get into teaching website.

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