School Direct: Get into Teaching

Whether you aspire to be a primary or secondary teacher, our School Direct programmes are exciting, school-based training routes for recent graduates and career changers. You learn ‘on the job’ on placements and via excellent training, learning, and support.

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Take a look at our Get into Teaching School Direct video. Meet some of our previous trainees, our programme leads and get a feel for our one year course. You might imagine that teaching is about learning procedures, facts and techniques and, and in part, you’d be right. But at Trinity Teaching School Alliance, we’re passionate about helping high quality, motivated candidates to become great teachers who will transform children’s lives.

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Get into Teaching

We work alongside the University of Huddersfield, over 20 partner schools, our MAT schools and MAT external initiatives to help you become the best teacher you can be. Our programme takes one year to complete and on average we have a 98% employment rate. You will be in school, teaching from the start, giving you the practical experience to feel confident in a classroom from the day you graduate our course. We also offer a FREE laptop, DBS check, SMART Notebook access and the entire Microsoft office package to help you get started!

Support you’ll receive

Within our course, your time will be divided between the TTSA Hub, University of Huddersfield and your placement school. You will receive constant support from our School Direct leads, a personal university tutor and a placement school mentor. We understand that it’s a big decision to become a teacher and so we want to ensure our trainees feel the support from our entire team at all times.

With a close-knit alliance of more than 20 primary and secondary schools across Calderdale and West Yorkshire and in collaboration with the University of Huddersfield, TTSA has the expertise, resources and skilled support to put you ahead of the rest as you begin your teaching career. Check out our TTSA partner schools and initiatives that help to inform and support the development of our programme…

Your time on the course

During your time at the TTSA Hub, you will learn alongside other trainees on your course while attending lessons lead by partner school speakers and TTSA staff. Your time at the university will focus on specific subject knowledge in your chosen topic, allowing you to become outstanding in your field. While, days in your placement school allow you to gain practical experience, applying the knowledge you’re learning on the course in real-time. On average, we have a 98% employment rate, with an incredible 50% of our 2020 trainees securing employment with their placement school, demonstrating the incredible professional relationships that can be fostered during our training course!

Previous Teacher Trainee working at Trinity Academy Halifax

Achieve top qualifications

Both our primary and secondary programmes lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), a valuable Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and 60 credits towards a Master’s degree, should you choose to continue your studies. To qualify for most of our courses you need a 2:2 or above at University & a passion for all things education. If you’d like any more spepsifc information, check out our FAQ pages or send us an email. Secoundary FAQ or Primary FAQ

Why choose our School Direct programme?

Here are just a few great reasons!

  • Train alongside outstanding leads and teachers
  • Friendly, helpful support from start to finish
  • Gain more classroom experience than on a ‘standard’ PGCE course
  • Excellent, varied training and learning techniques help make your course engaging, exciting and super-effective!
  • 98% of our graduates secure their first teaching post before the end of their course!

Teacher Trainee Testimonials – 2019 – 2020

We asked our teacher trainees what they thought of their Trinity TSA journey, and this is what they had to say  …

Gain a free laptop.
Train to Teach with TTSA and receive a FREE Laptop to keep, DBS check, SMART Notebook access and the FULL Microsoft Office package.

School Direct: FREE Laptop

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