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School-Led Initial Teacher Training

School Direct courses last a year and result in qualified teacher status (QTS) in addition to a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) and/or Master’s-level credits.

You’ll train in at least two good schools, getting the chance to learn ‘on the job’ – but you shouldn't worry about being thrown in at the deep end. You’ll be part of a team from the very start, receiving intensive support from experienced teachers and mentors. That means you won’t be teaching classes unsupported until the school thinks you’re ready.

The principles of academic rigour on School Direct are the same as on university-led courses, too. You’re also equally eligible for a training bursary or scholarship and can apply for the same financial support, such as student loans.

School Experience Days

Our School Experience Days have been designed to offer experience to potential trainees who would like school experience prior to applying for their teacher training.

  • We can offer you the opportunity to experience up to 5 days in one of our schools
  • You will also be offered the chance to be immersed in departments and get to observe a number of lessons.

E-mail aholmes@park-high.co.uk to book in for an experience day.