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School Direct Placements

Under the School Direct training route, The Charter School, in partnership with Dunraven School, is able to offer teacher training places starting September 2017.  After a year’s training, the successful trainee will be awarded PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) and QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and will be considered for employment in one of the partnership schools. Subjects offered include Maths, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English, History, Geography, MFL, Art and Design, Computer Science, Design and Technology, Drama, Music, PE, and RE.

Your training will be based primarily here at the The Charter School, but there may be opportunity for shared training at our partner school Dunraven depending on the subject and  time available.
Dunraven’s latest Ofsted Report October 2014 graded it “Outstanding in all areas of the Ofsted framework”.

The School Direct Programme
School Direct is an innovative training route into teaching that was launched in September 2012.
The Charter School and Dunraven School recruit and select their own trainees, and also work in partnership with other schools with the expectation that they will then go on to work within the school or group of schools they were trained in.

How it works
There are two routes. School Direct Fee Paying and School Direct Salaried

School Direct Fee Paying
Run by The Charter School in partnership with higher education providers such as the Institute of Education, Goldsmiths and St Mary's University, trainees pay tuition fees of up to £9,000 although some trainees may be entitled to a bursary. Placements are available in Maths, Geography, Modern Languages (French with Spanish), History and Drama.

School Direct Salaried
Trainees receive a salary and training grant, dependent upon degree classification and free school meals at employing school. 3 years' work experience is a requirement of entry to this route. Placements are available in Maths, English, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Computer Science.

Benefits of School Direct
All School Direct places will lead to qualified teacher status (QTS) and many, though not all, will also award a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) validated by a higher education institution (HEI).

Applications
For more information and to apply, please visit the UCAS Teacher Training website.

In your personal statement please describe your reasons for wanting to apply for a School Direct place, explaining your skills, qualities and experience and why you believe these will enable you to be a successful teacher.

Programme details
Further details about the School Direct programme can be found on the Teaching Agency's website.   Please check the Teaching Agency website for the requirements and qualifications you need to be a teacher. You may also need to register on their site.