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Programme features
​Run in partnership with Winchester University, our School Direct programme offers the very best in teacher training to a select cohort. 

The number of students on our programme has been carefully selected to benefit you as a student.  You will be known and recognised within the Alliance, receiving personal attention and opportunities.  It also includes:

  • 12 core training days at the University
  • full-time learning alongside our expert teachers who have a wealth of knowledge, experience and strategies to pass on
  • specialist focus training days within the Alliance
  • a minimum of 2 placements in two different phases and schools
  • opportunities for specialist placements - Early Years Foundation Stage, SEND, English as an Additional Language, Maths, secondary experience days or behaviour for learning
  • 3 assessed assignments
  • on-going assessment of the quality of teaching and learning

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​Our entry requirements

  • c grade (or above) at GCSE in English, Mathematics and Science.  Specific equivalency tests may be accepted in lieu of these
  • Pass in Literacy and Numeracy Skills Tests
  • A 2:2, or above, honours degree in any subject.  The degree will be assessed for suitability in conjunction with experience and skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks will be undertaken

code:  2BY​

What do our students say about us?
What are we looking for in our trainees?

We are looking for professionals who have a passion for making a difference for children and who are excited to be working with them and their families.  We would like to see applicants who have a deepening understanding of child development and of what inspires and motivates children as learners.  In addition we are looking for candidates who have these attributes:

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100% employment as NQTs

We are delighted to announce that ALL of our 2017/18 cohort of ITT students have secured employment as NQTs within our cluster of schools starting in September 2018. ​ With our support and guidance, they have become creative, confident, engaging teachers and we have enjoyed training each and every one.  Our pupils are very lucky to have them.
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20 Jun

Train to teach with us

Join us at one of our School Experience Programme days:
  • visit our schools and gain first-hand experience of a working day in a school
  • meet our Headteachers
  • ask about our School Direct PGCE course
  • talk to class teachers about day-to-day school life

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