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.
To apply for a place on School Direct with us from September 2021, applicants must have:
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 2020/21 will open via UCAS at www.ucas.com (date to be confirmed). Search for Developing Teachers Schools Academies (DTSA), previously Derby Teaching Schools Association, with course code 2KT2.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Deborah Outhwaite on 07712 674474.
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.
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.