School Direct is a new route into teaching introduced in 2012/13. Announced in the 2011 Department for Education (DfE) strategy paper ‘Training Our Next Generation of Outstanding Teachers’, School Direct is designed to enable schools to take a leading role in initial teacher training (ITT), but still work in close partnership with accredited ITT providers (such as The Pilgrim Partnership).
Those schools that have elected to offer places on School Direct have now been announced and if they are working with The Peter Pan Teaching School, will be listed on this web site.
On completion of the School Direct programme there is an expectation that trainees will be offered employment, either by the school in which they trained or elsewhere within the group of schools involved in The Peter Pan Teaching School Alliance. However, this employment is not guaranteed.
School Direct is a one-year full-time route into teaching leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Trainees may train to teach either the full curriculum across two consecutive age ranges (3-5 years, 5-7 years, 7-9 years, 9-11 years) at Primary level, or in their subject specialism across two consecutive key stages (KS3 & KS4) at Secondary level.