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School Direct

As a teacher, you can inspire the next generation and help them realise their ambitions. That means you can go home each day knowing you’ve made a real difference, giving all young people the chance to fulfil their potential. At Uplands Primary School, we are offering you the chance to join us for a school experience day (see advert below), when you will be able to observe classes at work and talk to outstanding teachers and staff about teaching.


Uplands Primary School is the lead school for Forest Learning Alliance School Direct Partnership. We are working with a group of 20 primary schools within our local area to recruit, train and support School Direct trainees from September 2016.
We are offering either General Primary salaried or General Primary non-salaried placements.

The School Direct programme is a year long, school based training programme which results in the recommendation for QTS. Trainees will be based in a local school, supported by a high-quality mentor who will support them throughout the course, and will receive training through the University of Reading. In addition to this, our local alliance will offer tailored training to meet the needs of our trainees on a local level.

Applications are now being accepted through the UCAS Teacher Training Application site (see link below). For further details, the links below will direct you to the DfE website.