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September 2017 intake

We have 7 places for School Direct on offer as the lead school in partnership with the University of Roehampton for 2017-2018. Successful candidates will be placed in one of the seven schools within our partnership (see below). Places are non-salaried and trainees will be required to pay tuition fees.

As for 2016-2017, we will be offering the Alliance Route for training, which involves some training sessions held at Avenue Primary Academy or one of our partner schools. School Direct provides trainees with the opportunity to be based in a specific class at a host school working in partnership with the class teacher, with weekly training sessions being held at the university or lead school. Trainees will specialise in either the 3-7 age range or the 5-11 age range and will be placed in a second school for their first Block School Experience, in a consecutive age range/phase to their host school.

Open Evening for information

Train to Teach Event (School Direct) at Avenue Primary Academy
Date: Monday 14th November 5pm-7.30pm

Have you ever considered a career in teaching? Would you like to find out more about teacher training and what a career in teaching has to offer? Emmaus Teaching School Alliance and Sutton Primary Teaching School Alliance will be hosting a Train to Teach recruitment event on Monday 14th November (5pm-7.30pm) in the training room at Avenue Primary Academy.

This event will offer the opportunity to explore the different routes into teaching and to discuss the School Direct programme on offer through both teaching school alliances. You can also receive one to one advice from school ITT leaders and current School Direct trainees.
If you would like to attend this event, please contact John Gibbons

This is a drop in event although a short presentation will be given at 5.30 pm and again at 6.30 pm. The event will close at 7.30pm.

Entry for this event will be via Avenue Road.


Thinking of applying for postgraduate teaching opportunities? This detailed video explains the process for applying through the UCAS Teacher Training scheme.

Click here for two other videos to support applicants through the process.

Successful applicants will be placed at one of the following schools in the partnership (subject to change):

  • Avenue Primary Academy
  • Beddington Park Primary School
  • Cranmer Primary School
  • Devonshire Primary School
  • Dorchester Primary School
  • Robin Hood Junior School
  • Stanley Park Infant School

We will be working with University of Roehampton as our accredited ITT provider because they offer PGCE and masters level credits, in addition to the normal QTS.


As we are offering the non-salaried training route option, please refer to the ‘funding’ section on the website for further information on bursaries that are available and how to apply for them.