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School Direct offers two types of training places:
School Direct places are usually given 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 two. Further details can be found in the Quick start guide for schools 2014 to 2015.
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Questions schools had about School Direct in 2013 to 2014. Updated February 2013
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Most recent inspection grade for each ITT provider.
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Information about initial teacher training (ITT) funding, bursaries and provision.
An overview of the key stages for School Direct, signposting to further information and support available to you.
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.