Train to Teach

Our Hub

Within the region, there are various routes into teaching. We are currently a ‘School Direct’ lead school. School Direct is a way for passionate and enthusiastic people to train to become teachers. You will be trained in a highly professional and supportive environment and will develop the skills, knowledge and expertise that will enable you to plan and deliver engaging learning experiences for pupils of all abilities and dispositions.

The Three Rivers Teaching School Hub has developed a strong network of schools to deliver a dynamic School Direct teacher training programme. We work in partnership with Newcastle and Northumbria Universities offering one year full time School Direct tuition placements in primary and secondary settings leading to a full Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). 

School Direct Places

  1. Primary

    The Three Rivers Teaching School Hub offer School Direct places in general subjects in primary schools.

  2. Secondary

    We offer School Direct places in several subjects within secondary schools, including:

    • Mathematics
    • English
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • History
    • Geography
    • Business Studies
    • Computing
    • Modern Foreign Languages (French and Spanish)
    • Art
    • Drama
    • Music
    • Design Technology
    • RE
    • *Other subjects will be considered upon request
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Would you like to offer a placement?

There are many benefits to hosting trainee teachers, including:

  • Professional development. Mentoring trainees is an excellent way to provide development opportunities to staff
  • The trainee teacher is an additional resource for the school
  • Financial support is provided for host schools
  • Playing a pivotal role in developing outstanding teachers
  • Trainees bring innovative, research based ideas into the classroom

We are looking to expand our partnership of schools and would welcome a conversation to discuss the benefits of hosting trainee teachers. Please get in touch if you are interested.

Get in touch

“Teachers are highly skilled and enthusiastic; they are relentless in their drive to help students to achieve their very best.”

Ofsted, 2014

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