We work with a number of primary and secondary schools in Greater Manchester to offer our trainees the School Direct route into teaching.
School Direct provides schools with opportunities to select their own PGCE trainees. Schools can then offer their trainees permanent roles at the end of the training (although there is no guarantee of employment).
As a School Direct trainee, you'll follow a modified version of the PGCE course structure. School Direct trainees spend additional time in school before the PGCE starts.
- PGCE Primary School Direct 5-11
- PGCE Secondary School Direct Biology
- PGCE Secondary School Direct Chemistry
- PGCE Secondary School Direct English
- PGCE Secondary School Direct French
- PGCE Secondary School Direct German
- PGCE Secondary School Direct Mathematics
- PGCE Secondary School Direct Physics
- PGCE Secondary School Direct Physics with Maths
- PGCE Secondary School Direct Spanish
What to expect
There are two School Direct two routes available:
- Salaried - earn a salary whilst you train on this employment-based route
- Unsalaried - you may be eligible for training bursaries of up to £25,000.
We are currently offering School Direct places with the following lead schools:
- Blessed Thomas Holford Teaching School Alliance (Primary and Secondary)
- Hursthead Junior School (Primary)
- Loreto Grammar School (Primary and Secondary)
- Marland Hill Community Primary School (Primary)
- Oasis Innovation (Primary)
- Seymour Park Community Primary School (Primary)
- Silk Alliance (Primary and Secondary)
- Teach Manchester St Peter's RC High School (Primary and Secondary)
- Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College (Secondary)
All applications for Schools Direct are processed through the UCAS Teacher Training website.
We will then review your application jointly with the lead school that you have selected. If your application is successful, the lead school will invite you to an interview.
We are keen to extend our alternative routes into teaching such as School Direct with schools who are:
- committed to developing outstanding teachers as part of a community of practice
- looking to add to the research on informed practice in education with a leading global university.
We are working hand-in-hand with The University of Manchester as we begin our exciting School Direct journey: their experience, quality assurance and genuinely supportive encouragement have given us confidence to aim high.Tony Rae / Headteacher, Seymour Park Community Primary School
Submit your PGCE application and find out what we're looking for in the interview process.
The Department for Education (DfE) can support you in funding your PGCE studies.