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School Direct: work in partnership with Middlesex University

Train your School Direct teachers with our innovative programme

Our School Direct trainees achieve consistently high outcomes and the majority graduate as excellent practitioners. This is a result of the strong partnerships that we have with our partnering alliances and our shared commitment to providing high quality training for all primary and secondary ITT courses.

We have fully embraced School Direct as being a 'school-led' initiative. There are many reasons why you should choose Middlesex but the main one is that we genuinely work in partnership with our school alliances. This means that together, we train the teachers of the future that will hopefully become qualified staff in your schools.

As well as sharing the training of the teachers with our schools, we are able to charge fees at a very competitive rate given that the trainees can also get M level (Level 7) credits during their training year through completion of the PGCert Teaching which counts towards a third of one of our MA education programmes.

Key highlights

High quality integrated and innovative training programme

Your trainees will have Central Training led by a team of University Senior Lecturers (Practice) and expert practising teachers and senior professionals.

Some central training sessions are provided alongside those provided for our PGCE courses allowing all of our training teachers to benefit from shared learning with peers working in diverse school contexts.

  • Secondary trainees attend central training on Mondays during the autumn term and then less frequently for the remainder of the training year. The central training combines generic professional studies with subject studies provided by secondary subject specialists

  • Primary trainees attend on Wednesdays during the autumn term and then less frequently for the remainder of the year.

  • School-based training will need to be arranged within the School Direct alliance and hosting schools that you choose to work with throughout the year. Middlesex University has been working with alliance leads to facilitate the integration of central and school based training programmes.

Dedicated programme leader

Both the Primary and Secondary School Direct programmes have a programme leader who will provide tailored support for all participating schools and trainees.

This is in addition to the support provided by the team of ITT practitioners within the Education department.

Integrated master's level study

Your trainees will end their training year with QTS and 60 credits that can be used towards a master's degree.

This is through award of the PGCert Teaching for successful trainees.

Excellent value for money

We provide the programme at a very competitive rate which includes:

  • The postgraduate award
  • The University administration and training for QTS
  • DBS and Occupational Health Checks
  • Qualification checks
  • Admissions support.

The DfE has made it clear that they will prioritise alliances or clusters of schools with five or more partner schools with some exceptions to this rule for alliances with special school members.

Further information

If your school would like to have School Direct trainees but at the moment do not belong to an alliance or cluster of schools, please email Dr Victoria Brook, Head of ITT.

We would be delighted to welcome our regular alliances as well as new ones into our partnership.

For more information or to answer any queries you might have, please email Dr Victoria Brook or Dr Debbie Jack, Head of Education.

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