What Do We Offer?

Our Salaried and Tuition-fee School Direct programmes are carefully crafted to give you the best of in-school experience alongside theory, pedagogy and subject knowledge training at one of our training hubs. Our Associate Teachers (trainees) thrive on our Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programmes and this is reflected in our exceptional employment rates, as Headteachers recognise the high-quality training and preparation we offer.

‘Partnership leaders and staff know trainees extremely well and are attentive to their professional development, performance and well-being throughout the programme. As a result, trainees feel completely supported and challenged.’ Ofsted Inspection report 2017.

Benefits of Our Programmes

  • an “outstanding” programme delivered by expert and highly credible practitioners still in the classroom
  • a variety of innovative programmes in secondary, primary, early years and special education which combine theory, research and reflective practice
  • an invaluable and unique opportunity to form part of a school team from the first day of term in September and to experience those crucial first weeks in school
  • a real emphasis on subject knowledge with outstanding subject specialist on hand to deliver tailored subject knowledge training
  • two highly valuable, contrasting placements as local to you as possible
  • fantastic school-based mentors who know and understand the programme, and also know how to be highly effective in their mentoring role to best support you
  • a programme which not only gives you outstanding teaching skills but also gives you the tools and support necessary to sustain a career in teaching through our personalised ongoing wellbeing support  by our highly experienced wellbeing coaches
  • an integrated optional PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) linked to local university
  • an incredible track record of employment facilitated by the network of over 150 fantastic schools that we work with in Oxfordshire, as placement schools or  Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) schools

Applications for programmes starting in June/ September 2020 will open in mid-October and can be made via UCAS Teacher Training. We will close for applications at the beginning of May 2020 for salaried programmes, and in early June 2020 for tuition-fee programmes.

The overall programme and central training sessions are shaped by deep thinking and reflection on the moral purpose of teaching. Sessions carefully synthesise relevant theory and context, tailored reading and group discussions with practical advice on classroom practice.

The training team are engaging and charismatic, and generous with their time, reflections and individualised advice.

Jane Kavanagh – History