Secondary School Direct ITT

Secondary School Direct ITT

Do you possess..?

  • A drive to guide teenagers and young people through some of the most challenging parts of their life.
  • An ability to adapt and learn from ever changing environments.
  • Good organisational and excellent time management skills

Are you..?

  • Passionate about inspiring the next generation of learners to achieve their goals
  • Resilient, patient and adaptable
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Creative and imaginative
  • Reflective and driven to improve your practice
  • If so then the Secondary School Direct ITT could be the route for you!

What is School Direct?

  • School Direct is a route into teaching which allows participants the opportunity to work closely with schools to gain their Teaching Qualification.
  • School-led training options for graduates give a practical, 'hands-on' training experience to graduates in a school. This type of training gives you the chance to learn on the job in at least two schools, learning first-hand from experienced colleagues and putting your new skills into practice from day one.
  • School-led courses generally last a year and result in the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

What are the benefits?

  • Opportunities to work collaboratively in a partnership of schools, some who are recognised nationally for their leading practice
  • A comprehensive, high-quality training experience, delivered by outstanding practitioners in supportive partner schools
  • 'Immersion Placements' during which you will join your placement school on the first day of term, providing early classroom experience and developing confidence and building on prior experience at your own pace
  • Subject Specialism and generic-themed professional development opportunities which are delivered by your placement school, University Partner and The Humber Teaching School
  • Experienced and well-trained mentors in placement schools; our selected mentors are outstanding practising teachers who have been recognised for their high-quality teaching and for their experience in supporting trainee teachers
  • Access to wider professional opportunities, for example, networked subject development, experiences in different settings and a full range of extra-curricular activities, CPD and staff meetings
  • A successful rate of employment in our schools, 100% of trainees secured employment in schools during the last academic year
  • Structured professional support following appointment: from Newly Qualified and Recently Qualified Teacher programmes through to Continuous Professional Development to NPQML and NPQSL qualifications

Our Entry Criteria

Applicants interested in Secondary Teacher Training 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). If your degree does not link to your subject we offer links to subject enhancement (SKE) courses, please contact us (Hyperlinked) for details.
  • Grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths and Science.
  • Complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) declaration regarding any criminal convictions and your suitability to work with young people.
  • School experience is advisable, but not essential. If you feel this is an area you would like to develop, why not contact us to arrange a school based placement in one of our education settings click here.



ITT Recruitment Continues To Grow & Develop

We are delighted that we have successfully recruited a large cohort of entrants to the profession following our 2019-20 recruitment cycle.

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Date: Mon 23rd March 20 Venue: Humber Teaching School Ref: HTS.20.TLT Duration: Full day 9.30am-4pm (TBC).

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