Information Events and Interviews

School Direct information evenings

Our School Direct Information Events take place throughout the year in line with our application windows. We have a series of primary and secondary focused events available. We do recommend that you apply as soon as possible for a September 2017 start to ensure that you have the best possible chance of securing a placement and subject of preference. Offers are made throughout the year, and whilst we endeavour to match you with a placement of choice some subjects have more limited places, and we cannot guarantee availability.

We encourage all applicants to attend an Information Event. These are your opportunity to hear more about our unique programme, meet those already working as primary and secondary school teachers, and benefit from an inspiring ‘Teaching and Learning marketplace’. Here teachers from a range of schools within the alliance showcase some of their best and favourite teaching ideas and techniques. You may of course gain some ideas for when you become qualified, and it is an opportunity to speak to those working in the teaching profession.

Confirmed dates for events include:

Secondary Information Events

Primary Information Events


If you wish to visit an event later in the year, please revisit our website to book your place and for further details of location closer to the time. Please note that whilst we recommend that you do attend an Information Event due to the level of information on offer, we do have smaller, more informal opportunities to speak to our School Direct leads – please contact us.


Candidates who meet the minimum criteria will be invited by the teaching school alliance to an interview. The interview will be held at one of our partner schools. For more information regarding the interview process please contact us.

Further interviews for School Direct 2016/17 will be held weekly throughout the year. If your application is successful, we will contact you with an interview date.