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School Direct offers 2 types of training places:
School Direct places are allocated to lead schools on behalf of partnerships of schools. That means you can share responsibility for the training and employment of School Direct recruits.
Each School Direct partnership decides:
Lead schools are responsible for:
Schools can recruit locally through their own recruitment processes, work with their initial teacher training (ITT) provider to use its marketing and recruitment processes, or use a combination of the 2. Further details can be found in the Quick start guide for schools 2014 to 2015.
You may also be interested in our frequently asked questions 2013 to 2014, or read more about what funding is currently available on our funding pages and in the School Direct Operations Manual 2013 to 2014. Funding information for 2014 to 2015 will be available later in the autumn term.
If you are a candidate, please visit the Get into Teaching section or call the Teaching line using the contact telephone number on this page.
General School Direct queries
Telephone: 0800 389 2500
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Questions schools had about School Direct in 2013 to 2014. Updated July 2013.
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Most recent inspection grade for each ITT provider.
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Developed in partnership with schools and teacher training providers to help schools think through their School Direct approach.
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An overview of the key stages for School Direct, signposting to further information and support available to you.
Information about initial teacher training (ITT) funding, bursaries and provision.
Information about how lead schools can request School Direct places for 2014 to 2015.
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.
Online access to school inspection reports conducted by Ofsted.
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.