St Edward's Catholic First School, a strategic partner/member of the Encompass Learning Alliance, is working with a group of seven Catholic Primary Schools within the Berkshire area, along with a Secondary Academy and a Catholic Independent School, to recruit, train and support Initial Teacher Training through the School Direct route (salaried/un-salaried) from September 2015.
The schools are offering a range of pathways: Primary - General, Primary - Maths or secondary phase Physics, MFL, English and Maths.
The ITT/School Direct programme is a year long, school based training programme that results in the recommendation for QTS. Trainees will be based in a local school, supported throughout the course by a high-quality mentor, and will receive training in partnership with the University of Reading. In addition, our Learning Alliance will offer tailored training to meet the needs of trainees at a local level.
Applications will be accepted through the UCAS Teacher Training site (see link below) from the end of October 2014.
For further details, please see the links below, or contact St Francis Catholic Primary School, the Lead School www.stfrancisprimary.org
Use this link to apply for School Direct Teacher Training for September 2015
School Direct Information from DfE
University of Reading - http://www.reading.ac.uk/education/pg-taught/ioe-pgtcourses.aspx?#ITT_Events
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