How does the programme work?
From the decision to train with us, we offer tailored support through a quality career development for individuals aspiring to become teachers. School Direct is a school-based teacher training programme where trainee teachers are immersed in the classroom from the very first day of training.
You will be based in one of the schools in the St Mary's partnership. Trainees are placed in their host school from the start of the academic year and typically spend six weeks in a second schools to ensure a breadth of experience.
Complementing your time in schools you’ll also be taught by BGU, attending lectures and seminars to bolster your hands-on experience with theories. The programme of training sessions at BGU draw on the expertise and strengths of outstanding classroom teachers, mentors and leadership team members from across the partnership, to support participants through a tailored training programme.
Through our partnership of outstanding and good schools, we offer training places across EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
Please check the UCAS Teacher Training website for the latest information on availability.