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School Direct Provision

School Direct

School Direct

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:

Trainees apply for the SD training programme and are recruited by a lead school. They attend the taught PGCE programme at the university, joining the cohorts of trainees recruited on non-School Direct routes, and following our programme of seminars, lectures, workshops, peer teaching and other training events. There is information about these courses under the 'Primary' and 'Secondary' tabs on our website, which explains how we develop your understanding of learning and pedagogy through active sessions which link theory to practice, while also guiding you through two 30 credit masters-level modules.  Trainees spend time in school in September before the taught course begins, and sometimes also spend periods of non-contact time during the autumn term in school.

The overall time in school is similar to trainees on our non-School Direct routes, but the pattern of placements can vary, depending on the lead school arrangements. Trainees may have two placements of roughly equal length, or may spend proportionately more time in one school than the other, and the point at which trainees move between schools can vary. Trainees all follow the Exeter Model of initial teacher education.

Trainees are registered with the university and are eligible for training bursaries and student loans.

Trainees are based entirely in schools for the academic year. A programme of phase/subject specific training is designed and delivered by the lead school, and is linked to a Masters level programme provided by the university. This is comprised of two 30 credit modules delivered through the university's electronic learning platform, and supported by seminard and/or tutorials. These modules are designed to develop understanding of core issues in education, and to support ability to engage with relevant research and link theory to practice. One day a week (or equivalent) is assigned to this distance study.

During the year, all trainees spend time in two schools, usually having one main 'home' school and a second 'contrasting' school. Lead schools decide the placement pattern, but the contrasting school experience will always last for a minimum of 6 weeks. One day a week (or equivalent) is assigned to distance study for the online Masters programme. Trainees follow the Exeter Model of initial teacher education.

Trainees are registered with the university and are eligible for training bursaries and student loans.

Trainees are employed by a school as an unqualified teacher and are based entirely in school for the academic year. A programme of phase/subject specific training is designed and delivered by the lead school, and is linked to the Masters level programme provided by the university. This is comprised of two 30 credit modules delivered through the university's electronic learning platform, and supported by three face to face tutorials. These modules are designed to develop understanding of core issues in education, and to support ability to engage with relevant research and link theory to practice. One day a week (or equivalent) is assigned to this distance study.

All trainees also spend time in a contrasting placement school (usually 6 weeks). Trainees follow the Exeter Model of initial teacher education, with some flexibility built in to reflect the demands of the salaried route.

Trainees are registered with the university for the programme, but are not eligible for training bursaries or loans and do not pay tuition fees.

Our PGCE programmes offer 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 optional online input and tasks, you may elect to undertake a school-based leadership task during the enrichment and extension phase of your final placement.

Places available in 2022-23

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

Phase

Further details available from:

Cornwall

Kernow Initial Teacher Education (Trenance Learning Academy)

Primary

www.kernowteaching.co.uk

Devon

The Cornerstone Academy Trust (Broadclyst Primary School)

Primary

Primary (3-7)

www.tcat.education/join-us/train-to-teach/about-school-direct

 

Dartmoor Teacher Training Partnership (Okehampton College)

Primary

https://www.dartmoormat.org.uk/ttaboutus

TEAM Multi-Academy Trust(Pilton Bluecoat Academy)

Primary

https://www.teamacademytrust.com/

Teach South West (Ivybridge Community College)

Primary and Secondary

https://www.westst.org.uk/

 

West Country Training School Alliance (Uffculme School)

Secondary

https://wctsa.org/get-teaching/train-with-us 

Dorset

Jurassic Coast Teacher Network (The Woodroffe School)

Primary and Secondary

https://www.woodroffe.dorset.sch.uk/jctn/get-into-teaching/

Queen Elizabeth's School

Secondary

https://www.queenelizabeths.com/school-direct

Teaching Alliance of Dorset Special Schools (Westfield Arts College)

Primary

http://tadss.co.uk/initial-teacher-training/

Somerset

Yeovil Area Teacher Training Alliance (Fiveways School)

Primary

https://www.wessexteachingschool.co.uk/school-direct

London

The London-Exeter Partnership (Harry Gosling Primary School)

Primary 

http://www.londonexeterpartnership.co.uk‚Äč