Initial Teacher Training

School Direct

What is School Direct?

The School Direct model is a school-led teacher training route, where participating schools recruit and select their own trainees. Although there is an expectation that trainees will go on to work within the school or cluster of schools in which they were trained, there is no absolute guarantee of employment.

Brooke Weston Teaching School Alliance is delighted to be working with the University of Leicester, University of Northampton and University of Derby as our HEI partners. All of our School Direct places will lead to QTS status and PGCE accreditation.

We are recruiting for School Direct 2017/2018

We have School Direct accredited with PGCE places available for 2017/2018 in the following subject areas:
Biology, Chemistry, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Physics and Primary General.

Why Choose Brooke Weston Teaching School?

Brooke Weston is an outstanding school with a longstanding commitment to, and experience of, supporting the professional development of teachers and leaders. We have a track record of all trainees securing QTS. We provide immediate access to our talent management framework which provides a clear framework for progression.

Across the Teaching School Alliance, we have a wide variety of different schools, enabling trainees to experience a wide range of different contexts and ensuring that all trainees are well prepared for their future career.

School Direct Training Route

To apply for this route you must meet the statutory requirements for initial teacher training. Your degree should be at least 50% in the subject are in which you wish you teach, although in some cases we will also consider degrees that are closely linked e.g. an engineering degree for a science training place.

For more details of the statutory requirements, please visit the following website:

Alternatively, if you wish to speak to someone from the Academy, please contact Cristina Taboada-Naya, Director of the Teaching School.

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Further Information

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