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September 2019 intake

We have 15 places for School Direct on offer as the lead school in partnership with the University of Roehampton for 2018-2019. Successful candidates will be placed in one of the academies or schools within our partnership. Places are for the tuition fee (non-salaried) route. Trainees will be required to pay tuition fees of £9,250 to University of Roehampton.

As for 2018-2019, 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 Events (School Direct)

Date: Monday 5th November 2018 5pm-7.00 pm
Location: Avenue Primary Academy, Avenue Road, Belmont, Sutton SM2 6JE (Avenue Road entrance)

Date: Monday 19th November 2018 5pm-7.00 pm
Location: The Federation of St Elphege’s Catholic Schools, Mollison Dr, Roundshaw, Wallington SM6 9HY

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 these two Train to Teach recruitment events.

These events 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 either of these events, please contact Michelle McAree

This is a drop in event.


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

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

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