School Direct

The application round for 2021/2022 School Direct training placements with the Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools Alliance is now open.

For more information about School Direct training placements through the alliance contact Sarah Wilds or Diane Mattock on 01297 442232.

JCTSA works in partnership with the University of Exeter to offer outstanding teacher training and support for its School Direct trainees. JCTSA School Direct trainees sit alongside university-based trainees on the @Exeter PGCE programme.

Please see the Get into Teaching website for updates on the impact of Covid-19 on Initial Teacher Training.

There are three possible routes we offer through School Direct:

Tuition fee Salaried Distance Learning (salaried)
  • More information on the course can be found here.
  • Details about our latest training places can also be found through the Government search tool here.   
  • UCAS has useful information here. 
  • Or you can contact us on 01297 442232  mailto:jctsa@woodroffe.dorset.sch.uk

JCTSA will accept applications up to Friday 25th June 2021.

Our partner schools tell us each year which subjects they would like trainees for. Generally, schools only offer one trainee place in those subjects they list.  Primary places are different and there are several primary places to be filled, however, the location of the training can be anywhere within the Redstart Learning Partnership or the Acorn Academy Trust. All our places follow the fee-paying route. The list of secondary subjects and the schools offering a training place in that subject are listed below, click on the title for more information.   Also listed is a link for Primary General.  We try to keep this up-dated regularly but it is worth enquiring beforehand as to whether the vacancy is still open.

The Get Into Teaching website offers advice and support to candidates up to two years away from applying to teach in any subject.  There are Teacher Training Advisors (TTAs) who provide one to one support to candidates and are available via the appropriate link below:

Biology – The Kings School and The Woodroffe School

Chemistry – Sir John Colfox and The Woodroffe School

English – The Kings School, The Woodroffe School, Sir John Colfox and Beaminster School

Geography – The Woodroffe School

History – The Woodroffe School

Maths – The Kings School, The Woodroffe School and Sir John Colfox

Additional information is available for mathematics teacher training scholarships.

Physics – The Woodroffe School

Primary General – Redstart Teaching Alliance and Acorn Academy Trust

R.E – The Woodroffe School and Sir John Colfox 

Spanish – Sir John Colfox