Initial Teacher Training

The Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools Alliance are pleased to advise that the 2017/2018 School Direct application round will open on Tuesday 18 October 2016.

The alliance have secured 45 training placements across a number of subjects and Home schools.

Why train with us

The alliance is a fantastic partnership in which to work and learn. It provides a unique school based learning opportunity in collaboration with The University of Exeter. It is an inspirational partnership of 37 schools, many of which have achieved an Outstanding Ofsted rating, as has the accrediting provider – The University of Exeter.

The relationship with The University of Exeter has been developed over a number of years and the alliance use the Exeter model of reflective practice, with the addition of enhanced personalised school based work, to ensure that all trainees are fully equipped for employment.

Schools within the alliance have worked with trainee teachers for many years and we fully recognise how much vibrancy, enthusiasm and drive they can offer to a school community.

The alliance is led by The Woodroffe School and comprises a mixture of large and small, primary and secondary schools across Devon, Dorset and Somerset. This provides a unique opportunity to experience a diverse and contrasting range of teaching and learning experiences.

Our staff are our most valuable resource and have a proven track record in training and professional development. Our teachers are excellent practitioners and are eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.

About this training programme

Successful applicants will be trained in a highly supportive and aspirational environment and will develop the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for the delivery of creative, purposeful and challenging teaching and learning. School Direct trainees will be assigned two mentors from the staff of their Home schools, one from the subject/phase and one from outside the subject/phase, to act as key supporters in the training and development. School Direct trainees will be in school from the first day of the school year in September to ensure they will feel part of the team from day one.

Our mentors are outstanding teachers. They are required to undertake a rigorous training programme to develop their mentoring skills. This includes coaching, effective classroom observation and feedback skills.

School Direct trainees will spend September in the Home schools which will enable them to see how the school year starts. During October they will be required to spend the majority of each week at the University of Exeter following their taught @Exeter programme. This will vary for each subject course. The remainder of the week will be spent in their subject/phase at the Home schools.

They will then spend a full two weeks in the Home schools during November before starting their school placements in their Home schools in January. The second contrasting placements will be at another alliance school.

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Subjects and Locations Available

Distance Learning Subjects

Scheduled Interview Dates:

Wednesday 09 November
Wednesday 07 December
Wednesday 11 January
Wednesday 01 February
Wednesday 22 February
Wednesday 15 March
Wednesday19 April
Wednesday 24 May
Wednesday 21 June
Wednesday12 July

The application round is now open and will close for the alliance on Monday 03 July 2017

The alliance do not accept CVs. Applications must be made through the UCAS website – Apply