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Scool Direct ITT programme

The School Direct programme is intended to help schools take a leading role in ITT. Schools, or groups of schools, apply for initial teacher training (ITT) places and then work with an accredited ITT provider to deliver the programme.

There are two types of School Direct programmes:

  • The School Direct Training Programme – open to all graduates and funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee who may receive a bursary from the Teaching Agency.
  • The School Direct Salaried Programme – employment-based route into teaching for high-quality graduates with three or more years’ career experience. The trainee is employed as an unqualified teacher by a school. The Teaching Agency provides funding which the school can use to subsidise the trainee’s salary and/or training.


School Direct at Ebor Teaching Schools Alliance

The Ebor Teaching Schools Alliance programme is driven by the priorities of local schools and the course is devised with significant input from practising teachers. Our Alliance works in partnership with York St John University and, as part of the School Direct Programme offers a PGCE which includes 60 Masters credits. Manor CE Academy leads on the secondary programme and Robert Wilkinson Primary Academy leads on the primary provision.

Schools for primary placements include Brotherton and Byram, Carr Infant, Clifton Green, Clifton with Rawcliffe, Headlands, Lakeside, Poppleton Ousebank, Robert Wilkinson, Tang Hall, Tockwith and Westfield.