Shropshire School Direct Early Years and Primary Programmes

As a teaching school we are committed to supporting future teachers.  We run non-salaried Shropshire School Direct Early Years Phase Teacher Training programmes in partnership with the North Shropshire Teaching School Alliance, Salop Teaching School Alliance and the University of Chester. The Early Primary and General Primary programmes are locally delivered at Woodfield Infant School, Shrewsbury and at St.Peter's Learning Centre in Wem.

If you are interested in Secondary School Direct places, the Salop Teaching School Alliance is a Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin based partnership of successful and outstanding secondary schools working in collaboration with both local authorities and the University of Chester.  Working with the University means they are able to provide high quality teacher training.  For further information regarding Secondary School Direct places, please visit their website: Salop Teaching School Alliance 

Shropshire School Direct is a one year Post Graduate Teacher Training programme. The benefit of Shropshire School Direct, as opposed to a conventional PGCE programme, is that the Shropshire School Direct programme is based around school-embedded learning with trainees spending a minimum of two days per week in classrooms from the first week of the programme, resulting in more confident, independent and effective teachers. Our Shropshire School Direct programme enables the immediate application of theory into practice, resulting in a more effective teacher training experience. Shropshire School Direct trainees are treated as members of staff in their host schools and are encouraged to play a full and active part in school life. 

Trainees will complete a total of 180 days of training across the academic year. 60 days academic study and 120 days classroom-based, observing and building up to whole class teaching by their final teaching placement. ecruitment round opens on 15th October 2016

  • This academic year's recruitment round opens on 15th October 2016
  • 100% of our trainees over the past three years have secured a teaching role in local schools