What is School Direct?

SD Business StudiesSchool Direct is a school-based route into teaching. As a School Direct trainee training with Kent Oaks Consortium and our ITT provider, The University of Sussex, you’ll learn alongside inspiring, passionate teachers with outstanding pedagogical skills whilst experiencing the pleasures and challenges of working in a culturally diverse community. We will train you to become a successful, confident, effective teacher, well equipped to teach in dynamic and vibrant schools.  As a School Direct trainee you will be trained in one of our partnership schools.  You will undertake entirely ‘on the job’ teacher training, allowing you to gain the qualifications and practical skills required to become a teacher whilst actually working in either a primary or secondary school. 

Successful School Direct trainees will gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the option to achieve a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) worth 60 Masters level credits.

Trainees may apply for either a part-time or full-time placement through the tuition fee or salaried position route.

For more information regarding the course, please click here to access our information booklet.