School Direct

Applications for 2017/18 are now closed, applications for 2018/19 will open on October 26th.

Sacred Heart Secondary is the Lead School for a consortium of primary and secondary schools in the borough of Redcar and Cleveland who are able to offer teacher training places through School Direct. Our consortium of schools comprises of local authority, academy, foundation and voluntary-aided schools. The consortium is working with Redcar and Cleveland Teacher Training Partnership to provide training in both the primary and secondary sector.  Successful applicants will be placed within one of the schools in the consortium and not necessarily Sacred Heart.

The School Direct course is a full-time one year course. Succesful completion leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Masters level credits. The consortium is not offering places on the School Direct Salaried route. There is an annual fee of £8,500 for successful applicants who may be able to access student loans in the same way as when completing a PGCE at a University.

Please note, a place on the School Direct training course is not a guarantee of employment.

Places available for 2018/19:

· Primary 10 places

· Secondary  (please note these are limited to the following subject areas)

  • Maths
  • English
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • PE
  • MFL
  • History
  • Geography
  • Computer Science

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Applications should be made through UCAS

For more information regarding the financial support that may be available to applicants click here.