School Direct Initial Teacher Training at your local school

Tes Institute is delighted to be working in partnership with a number of schools in Cheshire, Essex, Greater London, Kent and Suffolk to deliver School Direct initial teacher training (ITT) through its National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) accredited programme.

Why choose this School Direct route?

With generous bursaries of up to £30,000* available as well as salaried routes, this School Direct teacher training programme lets you learn from teaching professionals in-school, training you to prepare and deliver your own lessons and in time, taking shared responsibility for your own classes. 

The programme provides a blend of online learning and in-school experience which leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and an option to add a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). The PGCE is accredited by our partner University and is subject to annual review.

Which schools have places available?

The following schools still have places left for courses starting in September 2017. To find out what subjects are available, please contact the school directly.

The Appleton School, Benfleet, Essex

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St Cleres School, Stanford-le-hope, Essex

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Davenant Foundation School, Loughton, Essex

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Greenacre Academy, Chatham, Kent

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Samuel Ward Academy Trust, Sudbury, Suffolk

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Plume Academy, Maldon, Essex

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Engayne, Upminster, Greater London

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Available ITT bursaries

Train to teach in one of the following subjects and you could receive a tax free bursary, if you meet eligibility criteria:

  • physics- up to £30,000 
  • maths- up to £25,000 
  • modern languages- up to £25,000 
  • computing- up to £25,000 
  • geography- up to £25,000 
  • chemistry- up to £25,000 
  • biology- up to £15,000 
  • design & technology- up to £12,000 
  • english- up to £9,000 
  • history- up to £9,000 
  • music- up to £9,000 
  • RE- up to £9,000 
  • primary (maths)- up to £6,000 
  • primary- up to £3,000 

The amount available will depend on your degree classifcation and you meeting all eligibility criteria. For more information see the Get into Teaching website.