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Stockton School Direct Initial Teacher Training (SSDITT)

Harewood Primary School will be recruiting high quality graduates for September 2016 through our Stockton School Direct Programme, working in partnership with the Stockton-on-Tees Teacher Training Partnership.


What is School Direct Initial Teacher Training?

School Direct is a way of training teachers by putting schools at the heart of the process. With School Direct schools can directly request places and choose the accredited provider they wish to work in partnership with. They agree the content and focus of the training programme and they can choose and recruit the candidates they want.


Why train with the SSDITT?

Harewood Primary, rated as outstanding by OFSTED in 2012, is the lead school of the Stockton School Direct Initial Teacher Training working in partnership with Fairfield, Holy Trinity Rosehill CE, Myton Park, Junction Farm and The Links Primary schools and the Stockton-on-Tees Teacher Training Partnership (SCITT) (rated outstanding by Ofsted in 2013)

You will become part of a long established partnership of schools that work closely together to deliver high quality personalised training and who have a proven track record of successfully training and developing our future teachers.

We support students to become highly effective teachers through a personal approach to your training and development.

This course is a full-time one year course commencing on 1 September 2016 through to 4 July 2017. We have a number of School Direct primary places on a tuition fee basis.

The tuition fees for the School Direct Initial Teacher Training programme commencing in September 2016 are £8,500. Trainees will be funded through the standards student support package of tuition fee loans, with training bursaries and scholarships available where eligible.

Further information can be found on our Funding for school-centred initial teacher training page.

Through Stockton-on-Tees Teacher Training Partnership (SCITT) we offer post graduate students the opportunity to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with an option to gain PGCE (Level 7) Masters.

Visit the Department of Education website for further information on teacher training and your options.