School Direct: Secondary Programme

“The TTSA is a rapidly expanding alliance, and amongst the largest in the region. Our list of partner schools is constantly evolving. Key priorities for us are to ensure that our trainees successfully qualify, are equipped and motivated to be outstanding teachers and that they secure a teaching post. Our support for trainees goes beyond what you might expect and we’re proud that 96% of our 2017-18 trainees secured employment well ahead of course completion. This is exciting and rewarding evidence of the quality of TTSA’s training and support!”
Sue MarshSecondary Programme Lead
Sue Marsh

Our secondary programme is designed to ensure that you accumulate the skills, knowledge, insight and experience you need for a successful career in secondary education.

We offer a variety of secondary-based programmes in a variety of subjects, including some salaried places for shortage subjects (currently English, maths, physics, chemistry and physics with maths).

You can choose to teach:

Art & Design Biology* Physics*
Chemistry* Computer Science Design & Technology
Drama English Geography
History Maths Modern Foreign Languages
Music Physical Education Religious Education

* You will need a relevant degree to access these courses. See entry requirements section.

How will I train?

Your bespoke programme will be varied, challenging and motivating and will incorporate:

  • observation of skilled teachers at work in the classroom, followed by reflection and discussion
  • placements in two contrasting examples of our high quality partner schools, with support from a skilled and dedicated mentor.
  • weekly learning, training, study and assignments covering all aspects of education and pedagogy (eg the National Curriculum, how to prepare, plan and structure lessons; questioning techniques; special needs and behaviour management) and everything a successful teacher needs to know, be and do
  • workshops, tutorials, lectures, guest speakers and small group work
  • experience in primary, SEN and PRU placements with support from your mentor.