Initial Teacher Training

The ITT/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 in partnership with the University of Reading.  In addition to this, our local alliance will offer tailored training to meet the needs of trainees on a local level.

Applications will be accepted through the UCAS Teacher Training site (see link below) from the end of October.  For further details, the links below will direct you to the DfE website or contact St. Margaret Clitherow Catholic Primary School for further details.


As an armed Service leaver, you can bring invaluable skills and experiences to the classroom by training to teach – with the potential for extra funding if you’re a graduate, or the opportunity to apply for a fast-track Troops to Teachers course if you’re yet to gain a degree. And this year, the Troops to Teachers programme is expanding, with two new cohorts of undergraduate trainees starting salaried employment-led teacher training in either September 2015 or 2016.