School Direct is a response to what schools have asked for: more influence and control over the way that teachers are trained. It is a way of ensuring that newly qualified teachers deliver great lessons in your school.
Working with Liverpool Hope University, The St Helens Teaching School Alliance gets to select and recruit the trainees that schools will want to employ as teachers once they qualify and shape their training to suit school(s) and pupils across the North West.
School Direct is a way of growing your own teachers and future leaders; it can make a key contribution to your school improvement strategy and help the continuing professional development of your staff.
Benefits of School Direct:
select the trainees that come into your school(s)
customise the training to suit the needs of your school and trainee
trainees get on board very quickly
develop tailored training programmes with your chosen provider that meets local need
build stronger partnerships with other local schools, across teaching phases, and teacher training providers