School Direct Provision

The University of Exeter offers three distinct routes of School Direct PGCE provision with lead schools deciding which route they want their School Direct trainees to follow. The three routes are:

  1. School Direct training programme (fee paying distance learning). Trainees are based entirely in schools for the academic year. They are registered with the university and are eligible for training bursaries and student loans. The Masters modules are delivered by distance learning, through two online 30-credit modules, plus other online tools.
  2. School Direct training programme (salaried). Trainees are employed by a school as an unqualified teacher and are based entirely in school for the academic year. They are registered with the university for the programme, but are not eligible for training bursaries or loans and do not pay tuition fees. The Masters modules are delivered by distance learning, through two online 30-credit modules, plus other online tools, as above.
  3. School Direct @Exeter. Trainees apply for the SD training programme and attend the taught PGCE programme at the university as ‘infill’ trainees, additional to quota. They are registered with the university and are eligible for training bursaries and student loans. They are based in school in September, before the taught course and in periods of non-contact time during the autumn term. The length and timing of the second school placement is agreed with the lead school (minimum of 6 weeks).

Our PGCE programme offers you the opportunity to develop your understanding of the opportunities and demands of leadership roles within schools and consider planning your career path. You will also have the opportunity to reflect on your own leadership in the classroom and how these skills can support pupil learning. In addition to lecture and optional online input, you may elect to undertake a school-based leadership task during the enrichment and extension phase of your final placement.

Places available in 2020-21

If you are thinking of applying for any of the School Direct places below and would like further information, please contact the relevant lead school in the first instance for further details and course availability.

School/Alliance

Subjects they are advertising:
(Please be aware that as places fill this list might not be up to date)

Further details available from:
Affinity Teaching School Alliance (The Castle School)

Biology
Chemistry
English
History
Mathematics
Modern Languages
Physics
Primary

http://www.affinityteachingalliance.co.uk/

https://www.castleschool.co.uk/

Cornerstone Teaching School (Broadclyst Primary School)

Primary
Primary with Mathematics

http://www.tcts.education/en/

Dartmoor Teaching School Alliance (Okehampton College)

Biology
Chemistry
English
Geography
History
Mathematics
Modern Languages
Physical Education
Physics
Primary
Religious Education

http://www.dartmoortsa.org.uk/

Jurassic Coast Teaching School Alliance (The Woodroffe School)

Biology
Chemistry
English
Geography
History
Mathematics
Physical Education
Physics
Primary
Religious Education

www.jctsa.org.uk

www.woodroffe.dorset.sch.uk

Kernow Teaching School Alliance (Trenance Learning Academy)

Primary

www.kernowteachingschool.org/

www.trenanceacademy.co.uk

Harry Gosling Primary School Primary www.harrygoslingprimary.co.uk/ 
North Devon Teaching Schools Alliance (Woolacombe School) Art & Design
Biology
Chemistry
Computing
Design & Technology (Food, Technology & Textiles)
Drama
English
Geography
History
Mathematics
Modern Languages
Music
Physical Education
Physics
Primary
Religious Education
http://ndtsa.org/schools-direct-itt/
  
Quantock Teaching Alliance (Haygrove School)

Biology
Chemistry
English
History
Mathematics
Modern Languages
Physical Education
Physics
Primary
Religious Education

https://www.quantockta.co.uk/

https://www.haygroveschool.co.uk/

Queen Elizabeth's School

Art & Design
Biology
Chemistry
Dance
Drama
English
Geography
Mathematics
Modern Languages
Music
Physical Education
Physics
Psychology

www.qe.dorset.sch.uk

Somerset Partnership Teaching School Alliance (Fiveways Special School)

Primary http://www.somersetpts.co.uk/school-direct-programme/

South West Teaching Schools Alliance - SWTSA (Ivybridge Community College)

 

Biology
Chemistry
English
Geography
History
Mathematics
Modern Languages
Physical Education
Physics
Primary
Religious Education

https://teachsw.co.uk/

 

Teaching Alliance of Dorset Special Schools - TADSS
(Westfield Arts College)
Primary http://tadss.co.uk/initial-teacher-training/
Wessex Teaching School (Huish Primary School) Primary

http://www.wessexteachingschool.co.uk/content/school-directitt 

West Country Teaching School Alliance (Uffculme School Academy)

Art & Design
Biology
Design and Technology
English
Geography
History
Mathematics
Physical Education
Physics

http://www.wctsa.org

Note: the 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. Further details on this process are yet to be announced by the DfE.