School Direct

We offer three School Direct routes for 2018/19:

Trainee receives:

  • Taught course including 60 credits at Masters level (Autumn term + 5 Seminar days + some self-study days) at St Luke’s Campus, University of Exeter
  • Placements in two schools totalling at least 120 days Training using Exeter Model of ITE
  • Individualised programme in line with ITE criteria

Trainee pays: £9,250

 

School responsibilities

  • Marketing and selection in partnership with the university
  • Designing school-based training programme
  • supporting trainees with academic work in school (e.g. researching classroom practice)
  • Implement the Exeter Model of ITE
  • Preliminary experience in September
  • Trainee support in partnership with the University, School placement fees and admin
  • Assessment for QTS in partnership with the University Programme monitoring and development

School receives: £2,150

 

University responsibilities

  • Professional Services: ITT registration, DBS admin and fee, Fitness to Teach check, fee handling, IT and library access for school tutors, complaints insurance
  • Training: Taught PGCE course on St Luke’s campus including: teaching, setting and assessment of assignments, tutorial support, library and IT access, SBW visits, trainee support in partnership with school, assessment for QTS in partnership with the school, reference writing.
  • Welfare: Equal Opportunities support including BME, SEND and accessibility
  • QA of selection process and of programme; Programme management and development; External Examination; Annual programme monitoring; SBW admin; Ofsted readiness

University receives: £7,100

Trainee receives

  • Training programme which includes a total of at least 120 days in two contrasting placements and a school-based training programme.
  • Training using Exeter Model of ITE
  • 60 credits at Masters level delivered via two University online modules

Trainee pays: £9,250

 

School responsibilities

  • Marketing and selection in partnership with the University Designing school-based training programme
  • supporting trainees with academic work in school (e.g. researching classroom practice) Subject development support
  • Implement the Exeter Model of ITE
  • Trainee support in partnership with the University School placement fees and admin
  • Assessment for QTS in partnership with the University Programme monitoring and development.

School receives: £4,460 per trainee

 

University responsibilities

  • Professional Services: ITT registration, DBS admin and fee, Fitness to Teach check, fee handling, IT and library access for school tutors, complaints insurance
  • Training: Support with design of 30 days school-based training; Distance learning modules, setting and assessment of assignments, tutorial support , library and IT access, SBW visits, trainee support in partnership with school, assessment for QTS in partnership with the school;
  • Welfare: Equal Opportunities support including BME, SEND and accessibility
  • QA of selection process and of programme; Programme management and development; External Examination; Annual programme monitoring; SBW admin; Ofsted readines

University receives: £4,790

The University of Exeter can also work with schools to deliver a Masters level PGCE via the School Direct Distance (salaried) PGCE.  Schools considering this should contact Jocelyn Sumner, Partnership Director, for a discussion.

email: exeterpartner@exeter.ac.uk

Headteachers and NQTs in employing schools report that NQTs from both the PGCE and School Direct routes are extremely well prepared for their teaching posts. They are confident, skilled at creating high-quality learning environments and demonstrate a secure knowledge of how to adapt teaching to meet the varying needs of learners, including the most able and those who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities.

Ofsted Inspection Report October 2017