How To Apply
HOW SCHOOL DIRECT WORKS;
School Direct enables schools to:
select and recruit their own trainees
agree the content and focus of the training programme depending on the needs of both the trainees and the schools
School Direct is run by a partnership between a lead school, other schools and an accredited teacher training provider in this case the University of Exeter & The University Of St Mark & St John.
THERE ARE 2 TYPES OF SCHOOL DIRECT TRAINING PLACES AVAILABLE.
SCHOOL DIRECT (TUITION FEE) PLACES
These places are open to all graduates and funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee.
Trainees may be eligible for a training bursary or scholarship.
School Direct trainees can apply for Student loans. Find out more on student finance
SCHOOL DIRECT (SALARIED) PLACES
These places are aimed mainly at graduates with 3 or more years’ work experience. However, schools can decide to accept applications from candidates with less work experience to attract high quality candidates in hard to fill subjects. Trainees are employed as an unqualified teacher. Both routes carry the award of qualified teacher status (QTS) and some may also lead to the award of a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE). We do not have any salaried places this year.
We offer a one year Initial Teacher Training (ITT) School Direct PGCE programme (non salaried) in both the Secondary and Primary phases.
APPLY TO BE A TEACHER WITH THE KTSA
The opportunity to apply for a place on our programme will open on the 26th October 2017 You can search for our places under the Kernow Teaching School Alliance. We have places for both the primary and secondary phases.
As a KTSA School Direct trainee you will be able to gain experience in schools from Day 1. Our programme begins at the beginning of the School year and ends when you complete your programme with Exeter or the University of St Mark & St John. Along the way there are many opportunities to visit other partner schools and to benefit from the additional training opportunities that are open to staff in our partnership schools.
Primary Programme On the Primary programme you will spend 2 terms in your home school and 1 term in your second school with opportunities for further training at our partner schools. On our specialist programme one placement will be in an APA or Special school.
Secondary Programme On the secondary programme you will spend 2 terms in your home school and 1 term in your second school with opportunities for further training at our partner schools. Details of the individual programmes can be found listed with their subject or phase description. On our specialist programme one placement will be in an APA or Special school.
We adhere to the National requirements for recruiting to Initial Teacher Training programmes and the relevant HEI provider requirements. If applicants meet these criteria they are then put forward for shortlisting by our ITT lead team.
If your degree subject doesn’t link closely to your chosen teaching subject, we’d advise you to take a subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course before starting teacher training. You can only do these in England and in certain subjects. Successful applicants are then invited to interview.
Our interviews will usually comprise of:
A formal interview with members of the ITT team.
A pre – set task to be delivered in a short teaching episode to an appropriate group of students.
Interview decisions will not be communicated to applicants directly through the partnership but through the UCAS system.
All of our interviews take place in schools within the partnership. If you would like to speak to us about the programme please contact us through the contacts
DfE entry requirement to pass professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy has been removed for 2020/21 entry onwards. Instead PGCE trainees will be benchmarked during their training against a Government-defined set of fundamental mathematics and English skills. (DfE are yet to confirm details)