How do I apply?

Apply to School Direct with DTSA

We offer Initial Teacher Training & Education for Early Years, SEND, Primary and Secondary in partnership with the University of Derby across our Developing Teachers Schools Academies (DTSA) schools network of schools.

What Are We Looking For In A Teacher?

  • A passion for, and dedication to, teaching and the importance of education
  • The ability to develop positive relationships with students
  • A patient, caring and kind disposition
  • The ability to develop a knowledge of all learners
  • The ability to engage all pupils in learning
  • Resilience and optimism

Entry Requirements

To apply for a place on School Direct with us from September 2022, applicants must have:

  • A good initial degree in any subject
  • GCSEs in English and Maths (plus Science for Primary only) – grade 4 (C) or above
  • Evidence of your commitment to, and enjoyment of, working with children and younger people

 

NB From September 2020, professional skills tests in English and Maths are no longer required for trainees.

 

All places offered are subject to successful applicants who also meet a ‘suitability’ criteria; (Enhanced DBS and Prohibited List check) and ‘fitness to teach’ (mental and physical health) requirements.

 

Applications for 2022/23 are open now via DfE Apply www.gov.uk/apply-for-teacher-training
Search for Developing Teachers Schools Academies (DTSA),  with the following course codes:
Primary: 2KT2

Secondary:
Art: R952.
Biology: X849
Chemistry: U355.
Computing: X460.
English: U371.
Geography: C773.
History: H393.
Maths: U214.
PE: T891.
Psychology: N104.

 

 

For more information email deborah.outhwaite@dtsa.org.uk or call Deborah Outhwaite on 07712 674474.

School Direct Graduation

What Does It Involve?

You will be placed in a school within our Alliance and University days are spread throughout the year.

These days are an opportunity to work with other primary and secondary trainees and the sessions form an integral part of a large cohort of Beginner Teachers exploring the school curriculum and how to make it accessible and enjoyable to all pupils.

You will have a mentor assigned by the school and you will also be allocated a university tutor who will work closely with you and your mentor.

Your Training Year

University days are spread throughout the year. These days are an opportunity to work with primary and secondary trainees and the sessions form an integral part of the work you do in school. You will be part of a large cohort of trainee teachers exploring the school curriculum and how to make it accessible and enjoyable to all Beginner Teachers.

From the beginning of the course, which starts at the end of August, you will be regarded as a member of staff but also as a Beginner Teacher. You will attend development days, consultation sessions and extra-curricular activities.

In the second term you will undertake a placement in a second school. This is an opportunity to learn within a different context and share your experiences with other trainees.

The practical experience is underpinned by theoretical approaches that are discussed and explored during university-based sessions. There is a focus on both ‘Schools and Society’ and ‘Teaching and Learning’ and your sessions will ensure that these aspects are closely considered in relation to your teaching in school.
As a collaborative partner of the University of Derby we follow the Core Content Framework and go on to follow the Early Career Framework.

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