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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 1 year

  • Course Type

    PGCE

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    22 February 2018

Course content

Secondary school teachers don't just educate, they shape the futures of young adults.

The quality of teacher training in Secondary education was rated as "Good" in Ofsted report for Initial Teacher Education 2016. "The strong pastoral role demonstrated by subject leaders and the accessibility and responsiveness to the needs of trainees. This results in confident NQTs who are well prepared to teach" the report found.

School Direct is a route into teaching which involves schools working in partnership with accredited teacher training institutions, to devise a training programme. We have a successful track-record of working with schools

to offer School Direct training routes to Qualified Teacher Status. Collectively we are committed to the development of outstanding teachers who have a transformative impact on learners' lives.

Places on our School Direct programme are open to all graduates and support the following subjects: Mathematics; Physics; Chemistry; Biology; Music; Physical Education and French.

Programme Options

School Direct offers two types of training places; the School Direct Non-salaried programme and the School Salaried Direct programme.

School Direct Non-salaried programme

Our Non-salaried School Direct programme is a combination of school-based training and university-based courses. This fully comprehensive route into teaching involves schools working in partnership with an accredited teacher training institution, like ours, to devise a training programme. 

School Direct is a route into teaching which involves schools working in partnership with accredited teacher training institutions, such as ours, to devise a training programme. We have a successful track-record of working with schools to offer School Direct training routes to Qualified Teacher Status. Collectively we are committed to the development of outstanding teachers who have a transformative impact on learners' lives.

There are excellent employment opportunities with 9 out of 10 of our newly qualified teachers gaining employment within six months of completion.

During your training, you will develop the professional values and practice required to meet the broad demands of teaching. We help you build your practical knowledge and theoretical understanding of working with secondary school students. You will also develop a vital understanding of the National Curriculum and the learning needs of young adults.

School Direct Salaried programme

Our School Direct Training (Salaried) programme is open to graduates with three or more years' career experience (not necessarily in education). Trainees will be employed as an unqualified teacher with a salary subsidised by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. This programme replaces the Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP).

Our Partners

We are currently working in partnership with the following schools for secondary School Direct training places.

All School Direct places will lead to a recommendation for qualified teacher status (QTS), and in the case of the School Direct Training programme a PGCE.

How to apply

Candidates apply directly to our partnership schools via UCAS Teacher Training for both programmes. For more details visit the Department for Education website. Although applications should be made via UCAS Teacher Training to a specific school, all successful candidates will be registered as students of the university.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Assessment

Continuous assessment of classroom skills and teaching effectiveness builds towards a professional development portfolio. There are also academic assignments for the PGCE.

Professional recognition

All School Direct places will lead to recommendation for qualified teacher status (QTS), and in the case of the nonsalaried School Direct Training programme a PGCE.

Careers

Graduates for this programme can pursue a teaching career in secondary schools.


Visit the School Direct Training Programme: Secondary (PGCE) page on the University of Greenwich website for more details!

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