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School Direct (Salaried)

This training route replaces the Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) and is a fairly new route for high quality graduates with three years or more of career experience.

This experience does not have to be gained in an educational setting. You will be employed by a school, paid as an unqualified teacher and will train whilst working. 

Once qualified you will continue to work at the school, and will be paid as a qualified teacher.

The structure will vary between school and will be determined by individual school needs and your own experience. 

You will receive a minimum of 60 training activity days during the year programme and will work on a reduced timetable until you qualify. 

Duration
The programme usually lasts for one year and is full-time.

Qualifications
All School Direct places will lead to qualified teacher status (QTS) and many, though not all, will also award you a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) validated by a higher education institution (HEI).

Salary
You will receive a salary from your employing school.

Applying
UCAS Teacher Training is the new centralised application portal for all School Direct places. Applications are submitted online. You are required to submit a personal statement and details of your academic and work experience.



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