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What better way to learn to teach than in a school?

School Direct is an exciting training route for top graduates. The School Direct programme allows our alliance the opportunity to further enhance teacher training provision. Our programmes last for one academic year (September-July), during which time you will be based in a host school with excellent experience in ITT alongside attending PGCE lectures at the University of Hull. School Direct places are available in the STAR Alliance Primary schools teaching the 5-11 age range.

The School Direct Training Programme

A school-led training course gives you the chance to learn ‘on the job’ in a school. You work as part of the teaching team from day one – similar to student medics in hospitals – learning from experienced, practising colleagues and immediately putting your new skills into practice.

With School Direct you get practical, hands-on training and education based in good schools. School Direct courses are designed by groups of schools – with a university – based on the skills they are looking for in a newly qualified teacher (NQT).  You will enjoy the opportunity to work with Hull University, an experienced provider of initial teacher education including successful delivery of School Direct programmes. They place a great deal of emphasis upon professionalism and the development of our trainees as reflective practitioners who are committed to producing the best possible outcomes for every pupil.


Teaching on the course is of a high standard and past trainees comment very favourably on the levels of interest and enthusiasm engendered by tutors. The virtual learning environment (eBridge) provides trainees with the opportunity to communicate with tutors, with partnership staff and with each other, as well as giving them access to a wide range of resources.

Tutors have published extensively in the field of primary education.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for our School Direct programmes, the following qualifications and experience are required:

  • As much relevant experience of being in a school as possible
  • Demonstrating a passion for working with children and a strong desire to teach.
  • A degree awarded by a UK University, 2:2 or above
  • GCSE Grade Cs or above in Science, English and Mathematics (or equivalent)

Find out more

To find out more about School Direct training please look at the UCAS website, or the DFE Get into Teaching page.

Applying for School Direct training

To apply for the School Direct training programme you will need to complete the online application process on the UCAS website. If you wish to be considered for STAR Alliance places you will need to select Monk Fryston Primary School as your lead school when completing the application process. This does not mean that your training will necessarily be at Monk Fryston Primary School, as placements are allocated across the Alliance.


For further details please contact the Monk Fryston CE Primary School (01977 682388).