Ensuring that the next generation of teachers is the best.
School Direct is the new route into Initial Teacher Training that places the school based programme at the heart of the experience. For you, this means that your course is based in school for the majority of the time. You will be training in an environment that has an established reputation for excellence in teaching. SHAPE works in partnership with the University of Birmingham. This means that you will be working with outstanding practitioners in school and benefit from the expertise of an OFSTED rated outstanding HEI provider.
For more information on School Direct – www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/teacher-training-options/schooldirect.aspx
SHAPE Teaching School Alliance is led by Our Lady of St Hubert’s Catholic Primary School, an outstanding primary school recognised as a National Teaching School. Teaching Schools are centres of excellence that have a strong track record of collaborative working and are part of the government's plan to give schools a central role in raising standards by developing a self-improving and sustainable school-led system.
Why choose to train with us?
Excellent support and provision to meet the individual needs of our trainees
PGCE School Direct delivered in partnership with the University of Birmingham
Experienced mentor designated to each trainee throughout the year
Opportunity to teach and train in new and successful initiatives
Requirements for the course:
Degree class 2:1 or above
Maths, English and Science GCSE grade C or above
Sound knowledge of Foundation Stage/Key Stage 1 OR Key Stage 1/2
Experience in school—classroom based (paid or voluntary)
A personal statement submitted with application
Have passed or have the ability to pass skills test in Maths and English (please provide evidence of having booked a date to take the tests)
Our Lady and St Hubert’s Teaching School is a member of Teach West Midlands
What do we offer?
We offer The School Direct Tuition Programme for Primary Education. This is open to all graduates and is funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee.
How long does it take?
This is a one-year course for graduates who wish to undergo Initial Teacher Training (ITT). The course will start in September and be completed by the end of July.
Primary Postgraduate Certificate of Education award (Level 7) which has a total of 60 Masters level credits plus a QTS qualification.
Fees and Funding:
The cost of undertaking the programme is £9,000. Once individuals have accepted a place, they can make applications for tuition fee loans through Student Finance England, to cover the cost of their training. Bursaries and Scholarships are also available to eligible individuals to part or fully fund their training.
Full details can be found on the Department for Education website, www.education.gov.uk
Applying for School Direct 2018-19:
All applications need to be made through UCAS. For more information see the following link: http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/teacher-training/postgraduate-routes-teaching/training-in-schools
For more information on School Direct via Our Lady and St Hubert’s Teaching School, please contact Beth Marley at School.Direct@st-huberts.sandwell.sch.uk