The School Direct Route

This is a one year, full time, school based route. Trainees achieve QTS on successful completion with an option to gain a PGCE accredited by University of East London if they complete three assignments to a level 7 standard. It may be possible to build up Masters credits through this initial course with additional credits for successful completion of the induction year with the remainder gained at a later date.

The majority of your training will be school based with a centrally delivered professional studies programme presented by top practitioners from the Alliance schools network. You will be supported by a trained mentor within your host school and an external mentor provided by TES Institute (formerly Hibernia College UK) as well as the senior manager in your host school responsible for ITT. The external mentor (pathway tutor) will complete six on site visits and carry out a weekly online check of the progress made.

You will work in your host school four days a week for the majority of the course but will complete a half term second placement, taking place from January to February half term. Other school visits will include days in the sectors above and below your phase as well as experience in a special school. Approximately one day a week will be allocated for professional development through the professional studies programme.

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