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Train to Teach through the South East Learning Alliance: School Direct Programme

Our School Direct courses are designed as school-centred initial teacher training routes and are a popular choice for those who hope to secure a role in the network of schools where they train.

Our School Direct courses last a year and result in qualified teacher status (QTS).  On completion, you will be awarded or given the opportunity to undertake a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) and/or Master’s-level credits depending on whether you take the salaried or unsalaried route.

Please use the following link to view the current online brochure.

If you have been working for three years or more and like the idea of School Direct, but want to earn a salary, School Direct (salaried) is available exclusively for you. Otherwise you can elect to take the unsalaried route but you are also equally eligible for a training bursary or scholarship and can apply for the same financial support, such as student loans.  

You will train in at least two schools in the Alliance and can specify your preference of lead school should it be Hamsey Green or one of the others in the Alliance. You will get the chance to learn ‘on the job’ – but you shouldn’t worry about being thrown in at the deep end. You will be part of a team from the very start, receiving intensive support from experienced teachers and mentors. The principles of academic rigour on School Direct are the same as on university-led courses.

Our School Direct Alliance is one that allows prospective teachers to gain an opportunity to train in a dynamic educational setting. Our Alliance is located across four successful comprehensive secondary schools, which are working in partnership to help produce high quality and well trained teachers of the future. Our School Direct Alliance is coordinated through Riddlesdown Collegiate in Purley, Surrey, which is a Multi Academy Trust. Our Alliance includes a variety of partner schools including those in mainstream, across the 4-19 age range, as well as Faith Schools and specialist behaviour schools. For the 2019-2020 cycle, we are pleased to announce that we are now recruiting also for Primary School applicants.

We are an innovative and growing partnership, which is continually expanding and developing further links with schools in the wider community. We invest greatly in the professional development of all our staff and those who choose to train alongside us; to ensure that the quality of our work remains consistently high and the Alliance continues to be at the forefront of pedagogical practice. For 2019-2020, we are seeking to fill a large number of places across eight of our schools and we are working with three different university providers to achieve this (The University of Roehampton, e-Qualitas, and Kings College London).

Training within our Alliance gives you the unique opportunity to experience a broad range of teaching environments, with all our schools providing the highest quality teaching and learning for their students and the trainees they are supporting and developing. Within the Alliance there are extensive opportunities for future professional leadership positions and development; including an excellent Masters Programme, which we run in connection with St Mary's University, Twickenham.

Currently there are four secondary schools and four other primary schools within the South East Learning Alliance who offer School Direct placements and a further two schools who offer opportunities for school experiences and observations. Please visit their websites to find out more. The secondary schools are Warlingham, Riddlesdown Collegiate (Lead School), Archbishop Tenison’s and The Quest Academy.  Applications for primary schools should be made through the Riddlesdown Collegiate website as they are the lead hub school in the partnership.  The primary schools where training offers are available are Hamsey Green Primary, Woodlea Primary, Gossops Green Primary, Gilbert Scott Primary, Waterfield Primary and Courtwood Primary.

Please note that all salaried positions are offered through e-Qualitas and all unsalaried routes through Roehampton or Kings College.

For further details about all of our available courses, please click here for the 'Find Postgraduate Teaching' website or view our course list below. 

For general information on how to ‘get into teaching’ and how to apply; please use the following websites:

Please find below the courses the Alliance offered for the 2020/2021 cycle.

School Direct Training Programme:

Training Programme Title Programme Code Route/University Outcome
       
Art and Design 2V4Q

School Direct Training

Roehampton

QTS & PGCE
Biology 2V4P

School Direct Training

Roehampton

QTS & PGCE

Chemistry

2V4N

School Direct Training Roehampton

QTS & PGCE

Classics

2VMG

School Direct Training Kings College

QTS & PGCE

Computing

2V4M

School Direct Training Roehampton

QTS & PGCE

Design and Technology 38KW School Direct Training Roehampton QTS & PGCE

Drama

2V4L

School Direct Training Roehampton

QTS & PGCE

English

2V4R

School Direct Training Roehampton

QTS & PGCE

Geography

2V4K

School Direct Training Roehampton

QTS & PGCE

History

2V4J

School Direct Training Roehampton

QTS & PGCE

Mathematics

2VMC

School Direct Training Roehampton

QTS & PGCE

Modern Languages

2V4H

School Direct Training Roehampton

QTS & PGCE

Music

2V4S

School Direct Training Roehampton

QTS & PGCE

Physical Education

337W

School Direct Training Roehampton

QTS & PGCE

Physics

298P

School Direct Training Roehampton

QTS & PGCE

Primary

36KQ

School Direct Training Roehampton

QTS & PGCE

Primary with Mathematics 3C4W School Direct Training Roehampton QTS & PGCE

Religious Education

2V4G

School Direct Training Roehampton

QTS & PGCE

       
Biology 33SB

School Direct salaried

e-Qualitas

QTS
Chemistry 3SSJ

School Direct salaried

e-Qualitas

QTS
Design & Technology 33SM

School Direct salaried

e-Qualitas

QTS
English 33SQ

School Direct salaried

e-Qualitas

QTS
Geography 33SR

School Direct salaried

e-Qualitas

QTS
Mathematics 2VMB

School Direct salaried

e-Qualitas

QTS
Physics 2V4B

School Direct salaried

e-Qualitas

QTS
Primary 36KS

School Direct salaried

e-Qualitas

QTS

School

Training Location/Campus Code

Educational Phase & Programme

Archbishop Tenison's 4 Secondary
Courtwood Primary B Primary
Gilbert Scott Primary C Primary
Gossops Green 6 Primary
Hamsey Green 7 Primary
Quest Academy A Secondary (except Classics)
Riddlesdown Collegiate - Secondary
Waterfield Primary 8 Primary
Warlingham School 2 Secondary (except Classics)
Woodlea 9 Primary

 

The secondary courses are available at all four secondary schools in the Alliance, with the exception of Classics which is only offered at Riddlesdown Collegiate and Archbishop Temison's CofE School.

To begin the process and to apply please visit www.ucas.com.  Our provider code is 1J1.

Thank you for your interest in the South Croydon Learning Alliance Training Programme; we welcome your application and look forward to hearing from you soon!

Should you have any queries or need any further information please do not hesitate to contact us on: schoolsdirect@riddlesdown.org

Please click here for the current School Direct Brochure (October 2019).