School Direct courses are based on the skills providers are looking for in a newly qualified teacher (NQT).
We are in an excellent position at Macmillan Academy currently but not all students in the North East get such a fantastic deal – many students are taught by non-specialists on a regular basis. ITT recruitment of the right people into the profession and keeping them in the profession is the key to offering the best deal for all students.
Our role is to make the best teachers we have ever had and our extensive involvement in ITT has helped us to recruit the best NQTs to our school and by becoming a Teaching Scholl we will have the opportunity to extend this to our alliance schools. We believe that being supporting others makes you self-reflective and improves your own practice.
We host 30+ ITT placements each year, working in partnership with Durham University, The University of Sunderland, Northumbria University, Shotton Hall and Durham SCITT.
We are also a main placement school for the School Direct training route, working in conjunction with MSTA and York St John University.
We have offered places through this training route in English, maths, history, geography and PE and are looking forward to further developing this school-based ITT route in the coming year.