Straight to Teaching

Help your staff gain QTS

Prepare your staff for QTS assessment while they continue to work at your school with our online and in-school professional development programme.

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What is Straight to Teaching?

Straight to Teaching supports your trusted TAs and unqualified teachers to develop their teaching skills through a personalised qualified teacher status (QTS) preparation plan. Once they've gained the equivalent of two years' teaching experience and can demonstrate that they meet the English Teachers' Standards and Assessment Only criteria, they can be assessed via the Assessment Only (AO) route to gain QTS.

Develop talented teaching staff

  • Deliver learning tailored to your staff’s needs.

  • Retain great staff who might otherwise leave your school to train elsewhere.

  • Increase the number of qualified teachers at your school.

  • Free up experienced staff to take on extra responsibilities such as SLT.

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Get training tailored to your staff and your school

  • Our unique programme ranges from one to five terms and can be undertaken in any school setting – state funded, MAT, independent and SEND (including PRU, alternative provision, residential and specialist units).

  • We'll tailor the programme to your staff’s existing teaching experience and they’ll have the opportunity to develop their skills and career while they continue to work at your school.

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Support staff throughout their programme

  • Your staff will receive in school and online support from an experienced pathway tutor and a mentor from your school.

  • Course fees start at £5,000 (incl. VAT) including QTS assessment.

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To join our programme your staff will need:

  • GCSE English language, maths (and science if teaching primary) or equivalent at Grade C/4 or equivalent – equivalency tests can be sat during the course.

  • A degree or be in the final six months of completing one.

  • Access to a teaching timetable of at least 50% of a typical teacher at your school.

  • The support of a school-based mentor.

  • By the end of their programme they'll need to be teaching up to 80% of a full timetable.

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Recommend Straight to Teaching to your staff

Complete our nomination form and we'll send them the application link and ask for further information about their teaching experience so we can estimate an appropriate programme length.

Thoughts from our schools

  • Straight to Teaching has had an outstanding impact on our school. We have the securest and strongest staffing structure that we have ever had.

    Alison Lawson, Headteacher
    Barnton Community Nursery and Primary School
  • The programme is extremely thorough and covers every aspect of what teaching in a school entails... It enables the learner to personalise their programme and develop their own skills to become the teacher they want to be.

    Alexandra Armitage, SENCO and assistant headteacher
    Coates Way JMI and Nursery School

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