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Initial Teacher Training

Leading Learning Forward

Teaching School Alliance

                    Leading Learning,                               Inspiring Achievement

School Direct - Recruitment for 2019-20 

September 2019 Start



Initial Teacher Training

Leading Learning Forward Teaching School Alliance is a partnership of North Lincolnshire schools, across all phases, primary, secondary and special, that have come together to share skills, experience, talent and capacity to help improve the learning and achievement of young people across North Lincolnshire.

SCHOOL DIRECT is a one year full-time programme based in one of our partnership schools.  Our programmes last for one academic year (September - June), during which time you will undertake high quality school placements within our Teaching School Alliance.  You will also enjoy a bespoke programme of training developed and delivered by our Alliance Schools and University partners. Our ITT programmes have been designed to build your confidence and subject knowledge and give you the necessary skills to become an effective classroom practitioner.

For successful trainees there is likely to be a teaching post available within the partnership of schools subject to available vacancies.

Leading Learning Forward Teaching School Alliance is looking to recruit  high quality School Direct candidates across our lead schools for the 2019-20 academic year.

The following School Direct places are available via:


Lead School - St Hugh’s School – 6 places in total

Provider: York St John’s University

Entry Requirements:

  • A UK Undergraduate honours degree - your degree should be a 2.1 or higher if possible; those with a 2.2 degree will be considered or a recognised equivalent qualification at 2.2 or above*
  • GCSE Grade Cs or above in English, Mathematics and Science (or York St John University approved equivalent) plus other GCSE subjects and preferably ‘A’ levels  We do not consider applicants with pending GCSE’s

*Overseas trained teachers will need to provide evidence that their qualifications allow them to teach in their own countries and that their qualifications are at the same level as UK qualifications. This information can be found via NARIC.

All applicants need to:

  • Have successfully completed the National College for Teaching and Learning (NCTL) Professional Skills’ tests in Literacy and Numeracy. For information, please visit GOV.UK, click here.

We advise that you book the skills tests as soon as you have submitted your application via UCAS. You should aim to pass these tests as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance of securing a place on the programme. Skills tests need to be in place before 30 June 2019.

  • Completed a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) declaration regarding any criminal convictions, regarding your suitability to work with young people and a fitness to teach declaration.
  • Have a minimum of ten days classroom experience in a UK state primary school, within the last two years, and with at least five days in the last twelve months. For those with 2.2 honours degree, all ten days must be within the last twelve months. Experience might be gained by undertaking a teaching assistant role or voluntary placements in nurseries and primary schools.
  • All entrants are expected to complete a medical questionnaire in order to assess your fitness to teach. Medical questionnaires will be forwarded to you if successful at interview.

You can read or download the full document on School Direct Initial Teacher Training 2019-20 start (with St Hugh's and Leading Learning Forward partner schools) by clicking here.

Please visit the UCAS website for more information about how to apply for School Direct initial teacher training starting in September 2019. 

UCAS Search is now open. Applications can be made through the UCAS website from October 2018.

Page updated: 24 July 2018