What Is School Direct?

School Direct is a school-led teacher training course giving you the chance to learn 'on the job' in a school. You will work as part of the teaching team from day one, learning from experienced, practising colleagues and immediately putting your new skills into practice.

Benefits of School Direct

  1. You can apply to more than one school

  2. You will be able to train in schools who are experienced in initial teacher training and who excel at training and developing their staff

  3. You can expect to spend the majority of your time training in the classroom

  4. You could receive a £25,000* tax-free training bursary

  5. If you train in an school where more than a quarter of pupils are eligible for free school meals you may also receive an additional 25 per cent training bursary top-up

  6. All places will lead to qualified teacher status.

  7. National College are offering a Premier Plus service to those who hold (or are predicted) a first class or 2:1 degree and are interested in teaching secondary maths, physics, chemistry, modern foreign languages (MFL) or computer science


*Depending on degree classification and subject

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