School Direct Initial Teacher Training is an exciting opportunity for exceptional graduates who show a real passion for pursuing a career in teaching. We offer practical, ‘hands-on’ programmes designed to nurture the talents of future generations of outstanding teachers.
We are currently recruiting exceptional graduates who show a demonstrable passion for pursuing a career in teaching. We offer two routes into teaching training: School Direct (tuition fee) with SAF Pilgrim Partnership as the training provider and School Direct (salaried) with the University of Hertfordshire. The training is structured on a blended learning model comprised of subject lectures, Masters Lectures, context-based learning and school placements (in our Alliance schools).
Why train with us?
Teaching Schools are identified as having a key role in ensuring trainee teachers see and learn from truly outstanding practice. The West Hertfordshire Teaching Schools Partnership is committed to training our next generation of outstanding teachers. Led by two outstanding academies in Hertfordshire, we are supported by an alliance of over 75 Primary and Secondary schools, many of which are Ofsted-rated good and outstanding.
Entering into our eighth year of recruiting and training future teachers in Hertfordshire, for the academic year 2019-2020, we are working in collaboration with our Training Providers, SAF Pilgrim Partnership and The University of Hertfordshire.
School Direct (tuition fee) with SAF Pilgrim Partnership- Use UCAS code 28ZZ
Trainees following this route will work towards QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and are supported to study towards a PGCE which is accredited by The University of Hertfordshire. Trainees will benefit from full access to the University library throughout the programme. This is all included in the overall training fees. Trainees have a more gradual introduction into teaching than those on the salaried route, complemented by school led and Teaching School based training.
To find out more visit SAF Pilgrim Partnership Pilgrim Partnership website.
School Direct (salaried) with the University of Hertfordshire- Use UCAS code 2TWW
Trainees following this route are employed and paid directly by a school as an unqualified teacher. They will work towards QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and can achieve 30 Masters level credits. Trainees will benefit from full access to the University library throughout the programme. The National College of Teaching and Leadership provides funding towards the cost of the course and the salary of the trainee. There is no cost to the trainee.
To find out more visit the University of Hertfordshire website.
Due to the changes in the Department for Education central funding, we are now only able to shortlist applicants for the salaried route if they already have connections with a school that can support them financially with their training year.