The School of Education and Communities has a strong commitment to working in partnership with local schools to support teacher development. We can support you in each stage of the School Direct journey and will work in partnership with you to ensure high-quality teacher training for your specific staffing needs.
If your school wishes to be involved in School Direct training and would like more information about how the School of Education and Communities can work with you and our models of provision please contact us.
School Direct gives schools the opportunity to ‘grow your own’ staff, sharing the training and/or the employment commitment across a group of schools, supported by UEL as the accredited ITT provider. The School of Education and Communities has extensive experience of teacher training and over 500 new teachers graduate from the school each year.
School Direct programmes can be designed to include the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Education. This involves integrating two Masters’ Level (level 7) modules into the training year. Both modules are specifically designed for the training year and are practice-based.
Trainees on School Direct Salaried programmes will be paid, as a minimum, on the lowest point of the unqualified teacher scale. There is no ‘supernumerary’ requirement. The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) provides funding, which the participating schools use to subsidise the trainee’s salary and/or training.