School Direct

Dunraven School Direct Training Partnership

We are a group of local primary and secondary schools aiming to recruit trainees with the potential to become outstanding teachers through employment based training. This training route leads to PGCE with QTS, and enhanced employment opportunities within the partnership.

Download the brochure here.

 

Primary Recruitment Event
Friday 4 November 2016, 10am-12pm.

Visit the school and find out about our employment based primary teaching training programme. Meet current and previous School Direct trainees and find out more about how to apply. If you would like to attend, please register your details using the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/school-direct-information-event-primary-teaching-tickets-28640333007

 

Secondary Recruitment Events
Friday 2 December 2016, 10am-12pm and Wednesday 18 January 2017, 
4.30-5.30pm

Visit the school and find out about our employment based secondary teaching training programme. Meet current and previous School Direct trainees and find out more about how to apply. If you would like to attend either event, please register your details using the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/school-direct-information-events-secondary-teaching-tickets-28722171789

 

The Dunraven School Direct Training partnership works with the following schools:

Salaried General Primary:

Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School  

Crown Lane Primary School  

Dunraven School  

Julian's Primary School

 

Secondary places at:

The Charter School 

City Heights E-Act Academy

Dunraven School  

St Martin-in-the Fields High School for Girls

 

Including salaried Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics, Computing, Languages and English.

We are also offering fee funded PE, Dance, Drama, Psychology, Religious Education, Languages, Mathematics, History, Geography and English.

Please check this webpage regularly for updates, or contact schooldirect@dunraven.org.uk for further information about availability.

See UCAS.com for further information about our programmes and how to apply.

 

How can I prepare to apply for School Direct training?

 

  • Research the school and the training programme you are interested in applying for. Details of training programmes will be available on UCAS.com from October.

  • If overseas trained, get qualifications checked by NARIC for UK equivalency.

  • Prepare to take the Literacy and Numeracy Professional Skills tests by revising. You will be required to produce test passes within 6 weeks of receiving an offer.

  • Find your exam certificates so that you can produce them at interview. If you need to apply for replacement certificates do this early.
  • Contact your referees in advance to request references, as your application will not be submitted until the references have been completed.
  • If you need to apply for replacement certificates do this early.
  • Contact your referees in advance to request references, as your application will not be submitted until the references have been completed. 
 
 

Recent trainees describe their experience of School Direct in the Dunraven Partnership.

 

Last year 87% of our trainees were assessed as 'Good' or 'Outstanding' by the time they had completed their training in the Dunraven Partnership. Here are some comments from them. 

'Dunraven is a wonderful place to work and I couldn't have wished for a more supportive start to my teacher training. All staff and students set high expectations of themselves and each other, and the warmth and positivity of relationships at this school really set it apart. I couldn't recommend training here highly enough.'

 

 'My experience on the School Direct programme at Dunraven has been excellent. From the first day, the school made me feel welcome and treated me as a regular member of staff. Furthermore, the support provided by the department, school mentor and teaching mentor has been set up with the emphasis on creating a structure that allows me to develop my teaching skills.'

 

'The School Direct programme at Julian's Primary School is tailored to the individual by your mentor who is there to challenge and support your progress. As a student I receive regular feedback that I can act on instantly as I am classroom based.'

 

'I feel privileged to be part of Dunraven School as a School Direct student teacher. The training I am receiving, from my mentor especially, but also from the Head of the Primary Phase and the other staff, is excellent. I feel supported in the classroom, and receive constructive feedback on my teaching, interaction with the children, and my approach to planning and assessment. The dynamism of the Primary team and the whole school more generally makes it a great environment to work and learn in, both for me and the children. The School Direct scheme allows me time in University to study theories I can then apply in the classroom, and the large amount of time spent in school allows me time to integrate properly in the school and form a true impression of what being a full time class teacher will be like.'

 

One of the ways in which the Dunraven School Direct Partnership aims to promote ‘Excellence for All’ is by recruiting and training its own teachers, in conjunction with our training accreditors. If you are interested in a career in primary or secondary teaching, and learning to teach whilst based in the Dunraven School training partnership, there are two possible routes. One is as a salaried trainee, requiring three years’ prior work experience. This route replaces the Graduate Teaching Programme. The other is as a tuition fee paying trainee, with the possibility of a range of bursaries in different subjects, depending on degree class and subject. This link gives more information about bursaries, scholarships and funding rates. Details of funding for Subject Knowledge Enhancement course is available here. Please look at the Person Specification to help you decide whether you meet the general requirements needed for becoming a teacher in the Dunraven partnership. School Direct is an employment based training route, each of our programmes supported by one of the following training accreditors.

 

Our Training Providers:

UCL/ IOE

e-Qualitas (Secondary)

University of Roehampton (Primary)

This link to the Department for Education website, gives more information about the application process.

Professional Skills Tests.

All trainees are required to have literacy and numeracy skills test passes. If you are thinking of applying for School Direct, you are advised to take these tests at the earliest possible opportunity. Further information about skills tests is here.

 

Benefits of school-led Teacher Training 

 

Interested, but don't yet have enough experience for a salaried position?

Why not apply to be a Teaching Assistant or LSA for a year first, to find out whether teaching is really for you and to give you a head start with your application. If interested, please send your CV to the e-mail address below.

Download the ASCL's Routes into Teaching Map here.

Click here to hear some of our trainees talk about their training experience.

 

If you have any questions about School Direct in the Dunraven Training Partnership please contact

Joanne Clipsham
Dunraven School Direct Co-ordinator
schooldirect@dunraven.org.uk