The School Direct programme offers:

Outstanding staff; experienced and fully trained mentors who are committed to developing the next generation of outstanding teachers. 

Become part of the team; School Direct trainees start on the first day in September following an induction in the summer term and are immediately made to feel part of the staff, being known as Associate Teachers. 

Employment opportunities; schools in the partnership engage with School Direct because they are seeking to recruit outstanding teachers. 

Innovative programme design; partnership conferences, subject knowledge enhancements and leadership development is just a small part of the programme. The course is bespoke to the needs of Associate Teachers and includes enrichment opportunities in a special school, a pupil referral unit and opportunities to learn alongside NQTs as well as experienced colleagues.

Subject Knowledge; specialist days led by tutors from the University of Cumbria enhance application of subject knowledge.