Initial Teacher Training – Our School Direct programme

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Our Programme

Barnsley Teaching School Alliance offers School Direct primary, secondary and special school training in good and outstanding schools across Barnsley and the Yorkshire & Humber region. Our programme is accredited by Sheffield Hallam University leading to QTS/PGCE qualifications. Our training opportunities provide a pathway into teaching that is a flexible to individual needs, allowing those who have just completed a degree course or have been working in a career for many years, to combine teaching training with learning a school based setting.

As part of your training you will…

Be supported by outstanding teachers in your host school, a school-based mentor and an academic tutor from Sheffield Hallam University.

Benefit from high quality sessions with other PGCE students at SHU where research informed practice and theoretical underpinning of classroom practice will be shared and critiqued.

Gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) along with PGCE comprising of 60 credits at Masters Level and 60 Credits at Level 6.

Take part in our weekly in-school twilights throughout the course of your training programme.

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