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School Direct is a response to what schools have asked for: more influence and control over the way that teachers are trained. It is a way of ensuring that newly qualified teachers deliver great lessons in your school.
Working with a teacher training provider of your choice, you get to select and recruit the trainees that your partnership of schools wants to employ as teachers once they qualify and shape their training to suit your school(s) and pupils.
School Direct is a way of growing your own teachers and future leaders; it can make a key contribution to your school improvement strategy and help the continuing professional development of your staff.
Benefits of School Direct for your school:
The deadline for schools to request places for academic year 2014 to 2015 has now passed. Please visit the information for participating schools page for key programme updates.
If you are interested in participating in School Direct in 2015 to 2016, you can learn from other schools and prepare now to request places for next year. You will be able to formally register your interest from February 2014.
Individuals interested in training to teach and applying for School Direct places starting from September 2014 should visit the Get into teaching section for more information 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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How to get involved in School Direct, and a timeline of the 2014 to 2015 cohort
Information about School Direct allocations 2014 to 2015 and the UCAS Teacher Training scheme for participating schools.
Schools have provided case studies on their School Direct programme and lessons learnt in order to share the benefits and approach taken, and how they overcame any difficulties faced.
Watch Charlie Taylor's speech at the Seizing Success conference about a school-led system and how School Direct plays a key role within this.
Information about how lead schools can request School Direct places for 2014 to 2015.
An overview of the key stages for School Direct, signposting to further information and support available to you.