School Direct Training Programme

School Direct Training Programme

Train to become a teacher with the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust and benefit from a tailored package of training and support from outstanding, experienced teachers and tutors working in high quality buildings.

School Direct is a training route which enables the Trust to recruit and select trainees with the expectation that these teachers will go on to work in one of the many Academies within the Trust. 

Get all the information you need about a career in teaching and how to get there by visiting the
Get Into Teaching website.

Find out how it all works by visiting the UCAS Teacher Training website.

Do you want to teach a subject that isn’t directly related to your Degree?

Don’t worry! If you want to train to teach Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computing, Design Technology, Geography or Languages, Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses are available. These are fully funded and also come with a bursary. You need to apply for and be offered a School Direct place before starting a SKE course, so please keep this timeframe in mind.  
Click here for more information or contact us to discuss your requirements.

See the table below for details of the School Direct places for September 2017 - to register your interest, please email 

In order to apply you must have: 

  • 10 days recent UK mainstream classroom experience (have completed or have planned)
  • GCSE grade C or above in English and mathematics (and science for Primary trainees)
  • Degree at 2:2 or above
  • 3 years’ work experience for salaried places

School Direct Training Programme