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Teaching School Alliance

What is School Direct?

School Direct is a one year, school-based training programme, run in partnership with a lead school, other partner primary schools and an accredited Teacher Training Provider. Ashbourne's lead school is Osmaston C of E Primary School and our accredited Teacher Training Provider is Derby University.

Fees are £9,000, paid by the trainee. However full and part bursaries are available, depending on level of degree.

Trainees will also need 10 days of school experience in a School setting. We can arrange placements for you in one of our 20 partner primary schools. Dates can be flexible, as a placement doesn't have to be completed in one block, and programmes can be designed to suit an individuals needs and availability.

We also offer Teacher Taster Days so you can get a quick insight into the profession and to help you decide whether to pursue a school experience programme.