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By the end of this Parliament, the Government’s aspiration is for schools to lead the training of half of all new teachers. Schools can choose any type of accredited provider to work with on School Direct. It provides an opportunity for accredited providers to deepen their partnerships with schools, responding to their needs and improving employability outcomes of trainees. It also provides scope for new opportunities to work with schools, for example through offering continuing professional development opportunities for staff within teacher training institutions and schools through increased collaboration and joint working on a School Direct programme.
All School Direct trainees will have to meet the standard entry criteria of accredited providers, who will remain accountable and responsible for the recommendation of the award of qualified teacher status. Schools will need to agree their request for places with their identified partner teacher training providers before submitting their School Direct type, subject or phase requests.
School Direct management information is available to download from this page.
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An overview of the key stages for School Direct, signposting to further information and support available to you.
A guide to the operational delivery of School Direct (SD) for both schools and providers, relevant to academic year (AY) 2013/14 only. The operations manual for academic year, AY 2014/15 will be published in the autumn term of 2013.
Individuals interested in applying for School Direct should visit the Get into teaching section for more information and a link to the online application system.