I can't recommend this course highly enough! School direct gives on the job training, with the opportunity to be based in one school for the majority of the year. The panel took the time to get to know us during the interview phase so that they could match us up with the perfect school. I definitely feel like a member of staff ... In fact I feel like I've been there for years! Seeing students from other partnerships during our uni days has quickly made us realise that we are in the best partnership. Our needs are constantly catered for with excellent organisation and a wide range of CPD opportunities. Everything has a personal touch and we have been given the time to get to know each other so we can support each other. Apply now!
I feel really supported by the staff in school and the group of students in the cohort. This support has made teacher training very enjoyable.
School direct in the Outer West- learn together, smile together and make a difference together.
Schools Direct offers you a place in an network of experts! You learn to think fast, see the profession from every angle and share some of the best practice!
I feel really supported from the staff in school and the group of students in the cohort. This support has made teacher training very enjoyable.
School Direct is an excellent approach to initial teacher training because it is full time training within a school, which means you get an instant feel for the school environment and feel part of the school from day one.
Working in partnership enables greater opportunities to share expertise, see how other schools work and also to meet other professionals.
Constant support and clear expectations are given from the partnership and you also have the support from other students to reflect and share ideas throughout the year.
Without any hyperbole I can say that it has been absolutely superb so far, and has surpassed all expectations. The opportunity to start in a given classroom from the beginning of the year, and so to gain an insight into how to embark with a class and get into the curriculum from the start, is an immense boon; I can't imagine how the PGCE experience, where you might not get into a school until October, compares.
In my view when School Direct is done properly it has to be the best route in, and the Beech Hill programme has been superlative.
School direct has given me the opportunity to be both trained and supported by outstanding practising teachers. This has provided me with a large amount of hands on experience within a school.