School Direct Training
Our School Direct Programme
School Direct is a school-led teacher training route, where participating schools recruit and select their own trainees. Brooke Weston Teaching School Alliance is delighted to be working in partnership with University of Leicester and University of Northampton, for our secondary and primary training respectively. Through this partnership, we have harnessed the best and most innovative expertise from Universities and schools within the Alliance to provide a training programme of the highest standards. Almost all of the trainees that we have recruited onto our School Direct programme has secured employment within the Alliance; an indicator for the quality of our programme and of our commitment to providing high exemplary training and support for our trainees.
All of our School Direct places will lead to QTS status and PGCE accreditation.
Across the Teaching School Alliance, we have a wide variety of different schools, enabling trainees to experience a wide range of different contexts, ensuring that all trainees are well prepared for their future career.
And, there’s more
Our Professional Development Programme offers a wide range of training programmes to support you from the initial stages of teacher training through to leadership at every level , providing you with a clear pathway of progression.
We are recruiting for School Direct 2018/2019
To find out more about joining our programme, attend our Open Day.
School Direct Training Requirements
To apply for this route you must meet the statutory requirements for initial teacher training. For secondary phase 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:
For information about the financial support available, please visit:
10th January 2018 5 - 7pm: Register your attendance...
Join School Direct Providers from across Northamptonshire for information, help and advice on how to Train to Teach.
We are looking for graduates, career changers and current students to Train to Teach in Primary and Secondary schools across Northamptonshire. Our School Direct programmes offer you a school-based route to Qualified Teacher Status, combining in-school training with experienced teachers, with academic knowledge to underpin your teaching practice.
Representatives from all of Northamptonshire's School Direct teacher training providers, many of whom are newly qualified teachers themselves, will be on hand to chat to you about the courses their schools offer, how to get school experience and how to write an effective personal statement.