School Direct

What is School Direct?

School Direct is a programme where schools recruit trainees directly and select them to train and work within their school. Schools therefore have more control over the quality of training that is provided and how it is delivered.

The course enables trainees to fully experience and be involved in day to day school life throughout the school year, not simply on designated teaching placements.

Training Route

The non-salaried route is open to all graduates funded by tuition fees paid by the graduate. Our School Direct training pathway will lead to QTS and a PGCE.

Salaried Route

Please note that we do not offer salaried places.

St John Bosco Initial Teacher Training

Schools Direct 2022/23

St John Bosco Catholic Teaching School are pleased to announce that we have been allocated  25  places on the School Direct training programme for the academic year 2022/23 in both secondary and primary . This will be the non-salaried mainstream route with PGCE run in conjunction with our ITT partner, Newman University College. 

Prospective candidates please click here to Find and Apply.

The application window will open from the 5th October for candidates to see courses, with application to apply from the 12th October.

If you train with us, you will work with experienced, expert professionals and you will have the opportunity to work in 'Outstanding' and 'Good' Primary and Secondary Schools across Birmingham, Sandwell, Walsall and Dudley

You will achieve Qualified Teacher Status and a Post-graduate Certificate in Education, including Master's level credits from Newman University College, an outstanding Higher Education provider. The PGCE is internationally recognised, and portable.

You can read more information about School Direct on the Department for Education's website.


What do we offer that provides our students with additional learning?

We work with Black Country primary and secondary schools who are Ofsted graded good or outstanding. We have direct access to a National English Hub, based at St John Bosco Catholic, two full days of phonics and English training for primary students are held in the autumn and spring term provided through the English Hub.

We work in partnership with Newman University and take students who want to work at either primary or secondary schools.

We provide a range additional in school training led by classroom teachers in our partnership, to support your learning from safeguarding to phonics; behaviour management to planning.