School Direct

Unsalaried School Direct places available through the Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools Alliance.


The Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools Alliance has 14 School Direct (fee paying) places available across 11 of its partner schools and
one non-Alliance school in the 2014/15 application round.

The Alliance will be working in partnership with its accrediting Povider – The University of Exeter.

Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools Alliance Locations

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Red – Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools Alliance partner schools;
Blue – Non Alliance school; Orange – Accrediting Provider

How to Apply

All School Direct applications must be submitted through the UCAS website directly. The ‘Apply One’ Application Round will open on Thursday 21 November 2013. Once an application has been placed online at UCAS, the Lead School (The Woodroffe School) will be notified. All communication from receipt of application by the Lead School, and notification of selection to interview will be through UCAS.

Why Should I Apply

Isobel“Having been with Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools Alliance for two months already, I feel that the benefits I have gained have been invaluable and I wouldn’t swap my training experience for that of a normal PGCE student. I have been able to observe the practical side of teaching in the classroom alongside the theory being taught in the University and this has helped me to understand and develop as a trainee.”

Isobel Alexander, English School Direct Trainee 2013/14

Available Subjects and Home Schools

AgeSubject

Home School

Secondary 11 – 18

Mathematics

OFFERED

 Axe Valley Com. College
Axminster, Devon
AVCC

The Axe Valley Community College is a comprehensive school in East Devon. The town of Axminster, famous for Axminster Carpets and for being the home of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s  “River Cottage”, has excellent rail links to London and Exeter which makes Axminster a very popular town with the Jurassic Coastline.

Click here to view the Axe Valley Community College website where you will find Location details and the school’s policy on Disabled Access.

Secondary 11 – 18

Mathematics
and Physics

 Budmouth College
Weymouth, Dorset
Budmouth College

Budmouth College is rated as Ofsted Outstanding and is set in the beautiful seaside town of Weymouth. Weymouth and Portland played host to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events. Weymouth is a larger town in size that many other Alliance locations and has good rail links to London and Exeter.

Click here to view the Budmouth College website where you will find Location details and the school’s policy on Disabled Access.

Secondary 11- 18

Chemistry

Holyrood Academy
Chard, Somerset
Holyrood Academy

Holyrood Academy is rated as Ofsted Outstanding. It is situated in the quiet town of Chard. Chard nestles in a corner of South Somerset between Dorset and Devon.

Click here to view the Holyrood Academy website where you will find Location details and the school’s policy on Disabled Access.

Secondary 11- 18

 English

Sir John Colfox
Bridport, Dorset
SJC

Bridport is a small market Town nestled in the South West of England, only a few miles from the harbour town of West Bay. It is also a ‘Gateway’town for the World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast.

Click here to view the Sir John Colfox website where you will find Location details and the school’s policy on Disabled Access.

Secondary
11 – 18

Mathematics

South Dartmoor Com. College, Ashburton, Devon
SDCC

South Dartmoor Community College is an Academy School based in Ashburton, which lies on the southern slopes of Dartmoor in the heart of the South Devon countryside. Flanked by the Devon Expressway, that extends the M5 to the historic naval port of Plymouth, it is situated roughly half way between Plymouth and Exeter.Click here to view the South Dartmoor Community College website where you will find Location details and the school’s policy on Disabled Access.

Secondary 11 – 18

Art
*Distance Learning
and Mathematics

The King’s School
Ottery St. Mary, Devon
Kings School 2

The King’s School in Ottery St. Mary, is rated as an Ofsted Outstanding school. Nestling in the glorious Otter Valley, it is one of the most historic towns in Devon.Click here to view the King’s School website where you will find Location details and the school’s policy on Disabled Access.

Secondary 11 – 18

Music
*Distance Learning

OFFERED

The Woodroffe School
Lyme Regis, Dorset
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The Woodroffe Schools is rated as Ofsted Outstanding and is based in the unspoilt harbour town of Lyme Regis. The school is a special Art school, but also leads in the area for Maths and Literacy.

Click here to view the Woodroffe School website where you will find Location details and the school’s policy on Disabled Access.

Primary
4 – 7

General
KS1

Axe Beacon Federation
(Shute Primary), Devon
ABF

The Axe Beacon Federation is four Devon primary schools – Colyton, Kilmington, Seaton and Shute. Shute Primary School offers a unique, small school ethos with drive and ambition. It continues to offer first class teaching and learning opportunities for children in a friendly, vibrant and challenging environment where every child is valued as an individual.

Click here to view the Shute Primary School website where you will find Location and Child Care Facility details and the school’s policy on Disabled Access.

Primary
4 – 7

General
KS1

Marshwood Primary
Dorset
Marshwood

Marshwood Primary School is a voluntary aided Church of England school set in the small village of Marshwood. The school is committed to helping its children be happy, successful and supportive of one another.In the 2013 SATs children from Marshwood recorded above the National Average for Level 4 and level 5 in maths and reading.

Click here to view the Marshwood Primary School website where you will find Location details and the school’s policy on Disabled Access.

Primary
8 – 11

General
KS2

Payhembury Primary
Devon
PH

Payhembury CE Primary School is a small, friendly and caring school committed to providing education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. Although it is a small school, with numbers of around 65, it provides education for children aged from four to eleven, organised into three classes. Payhembury provides a wide range of educational experiences that take into account individual needs. It also promotes the importance of social, personal, moral and spiritual development in a stimulating, caring environment.

Click here to view the Payhembury Primary School website where you will find Location details and the school’s policy on Disabled Access.

Primary
8 – 11

General
KS2

St. Andrews Primary
Chardstock, Devon
ST A

St. Andrew’s CE Primary School and Early Years Centre aim to create a happy school with high standards of achievement and behaviour in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment. Its Christian values underpin everything the children do and recognises the strengths of each unique individual.Click here to view the St Andrew’s Primary School website where you will find Location and Child Care Facility details and the school’s policy on Disabled Access.

Primary
4 – 7

General
KS1

St. Michael’s Primary
Lyme Regis, Dorset
St Michaels Primary School

St Michael’s Primary School is a voluntary aided Church of England school set in the unspoilt harbour town of Lyme Regis. The school has high expectations for all its children; their team of teachers and support staff know each child individually and work hard to ensure that they can build confidence in their strengths and learn to develop areas that they may find more challenging.Click here to the St Michael’s Primary School website where you will find Location and Child Care Facility details and the school’s policy on Disabled Access.

Click on the Home School to be re-directed to their dedicated school website where you will find full details on the school’s Disabled Access and **Child Care Facilities.  ** If appropriate.

Home School & Exeter – As stated in the Profile all trainees will follow a PGCE course with The University of Exeter. As such each appointed trainee will be expected to spend an amount of time at Exeter. When the trainee is not at Exeter, they will be based at their Home School

There are two occasions during the 2014/15 programme that the trainee will be expected to spend a period of time at an additional school – The Preliminary Experience prior to the course start in September 2014 and the Secondary Placement School as scheduled as part of the University Course Programme Diary. Click here to view the University of Exeter website for more information.

* Distance Learning – Please click here for more information on the Distance Learning programme available through the Alliance

Recruitment/Interview Process

If candidates are selected for interview, they will be notified by UCAS directly.

If candidates are notified that they have been successful in securing an interview they will be required to visit the Home school prior to the interview. If this visit has not taken place before the interview date, the interview will be cancelled and candidates will be notified of rejection through UCAS.

Secondary interviews will be held at The Woodroffe School. Interviews for Primary will be held both in a local primary school and at The Woodroffe School. The interview programme will include working in class with groups of students, observing a lesson and reflecting on it prior to a formal interview, a short written task and the opportunity to talk to staff and students. Staff from the Home school will be involved in the interview process.

If you have not been selected for interview you will be notified by UCAS directly stating the reason(s) that your application was not successful.

The proposed interview dates for the Alliance 2014/15 School Direct placements are as follows:

Interview DateTimeLocation
16 January 2014TbcThe Woodroffe School Lyme Regis, Dorset
 13 February 2014 TbcThe Woodroffe School Lyme Regis, Dorset
 11 March 2014 TbcThe Woodroffe School Lyme Regis, Dorset
 24 April 2014 TbcThe Woodroffe School Lyme Regis, Dorset
 15 May 2014 TbcThe Woodroffe School Lyme Regis, Dorset
12 June 2014TbcThe Woodroffe School Lyme Regis, Dorset
10 July 2014TbcThe Woodroffe School Lyme Regis, Dorset

 

If you would like any more information regarding the 2014/15 School Direct placements available please contact Nicola Payne on 01297 442232.

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