Apply For School Direct

Do you possess...?

  • A positive outlook
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational and excellent time management skills

Are you...?

  • Passionate about making a difference to the lives and development of young people
  • Resilient, patient and adaptable
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Enthusiastic about your subject(s)
  • Creative and imaginative
  • Reflective and do you strive to improve your practice

Whether you are a final year student, a recent graduate, someone interested in a career change, returning to work after a career break, provided that you are enthusiastic about making a difference to the lives of young people then we want to hear from you!

Our Entry Criteria

Applicants interested in Primary Teacher Training are required to hold a minimum of an Lower Second class degree (2:2) and a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths and Science. A minimum of ten days relevant experience in a school is also required.

Secondary applicants are required to hold a minimum of a Second class degree in a relevant subject area (Upper Second, 2:1 or Lower Second, 2:2). However, if your degree subject does not link closely with the subject you are applying for, you may be eligible for a subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course and this would be discussed with you on receipt of your application. Secondary applicants will also need grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths and a minimum of five days relevant experience in a school.

For information about arranging a School Experience Placement, click here.

As part of the application process, applicants will also need to:

  • Successfully complete the National College for Teaching and Learning (NCTL) Professional Skills tests in Literacy and Numeracy. Information regarding this can be found at:

  • We advise that you book the skills tests as soon as you have submitted your application via UCAS. You should aim to pass these tests as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance of securing a place on the programme. Skills tests usually need to be passed by the end of June in the year you are applying.

  • Complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) declaration regarding any criminal convictions and your suitability to work with young people.

How to Apply

We are looking to recruit talented trainees who have the qualities and attributes suited to a career in teaching and the drive and ambition to make it happen!

We are offering School Direct places across a range of phases and subject areas and will be working with our Alliance and University Partners to deliver high-quality school based training.

To apply for a School Direct Initial Teacher Training place with The Humber Teaching School go to the UCAS website

Follow the link below to watch some videos on applying through UCAS:

For all enquiries regarding Teacher Training and working with The Humber Teaching School, telephone 01472 582557 or email:

  • "The school and the Humber Teaching School have been very supportive throughout my teaching year."

    Cheyne Phillips, School Direct Trainee, Healing Academy/Franklin College

    "A brilliant school with motivated and encouraging mentors."

    Abi Purdon, School Direct Trainee, Kelvin Hall School

    "It's been fantastic to be part of such a supportive community."

    Anna Wilson, School Direct Trainee, Franklin College/Healing Academy

  • "School Direct has provided me a more hands-on and in-depth training experience with more time spent in school following my students through the entire academic year – this has given me a better experience and view of the real life of a teacher."

    Laura Wilson, School Direct Trainee, Kelvin Hall

    "I have really valued this school direct programme, being able to be a part of a school and truly know the role and expectations of a teacher."

    Lucy Shreeve, School Direct Trainee, Kidgate Primary Academy

    "Healing Science faculty is close-knit with a willingness to help."

    Samantha Robinson, School Direct Trainee, Healing Academy/Franklin College

  • "I really value the school direct programme; being thrown in at the deep end allows you to find your feet and establish yourself in a school quickly."

    Victoria Riley, Healing Primary Academy

    "The standard of training I have received has been excellent and I wanted to recommend the Humber Teaching School to anybody moving into teacher training."

    Sam Vincent, Healing School

    "I have really valued this school direct programme, being able to be a part of a school and truly know the role and expectations of a teacher."

    Lucy Shreeve, Kidgate Primary Academy

  • "The Humber Teaching School have provided an outstanding training experience."

    Emily Balmforth, Healing School

    "My training and support has been fantastic! The best possible start to my career."

    Gemma Scott, Driffield School

    "The school direct route has proved me with an excellent opportunity to prepare me for my first year of teaching."

    Helen Marsden, Driffield School

  • "My teaching practice developed dramatically during my Healing placement, as witnessed by my college tutors, and I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend time in your school."

    J P Gower, ITT student

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