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Lead Schools


The documents below are copyright to the University of Exeter.


School Direct Lead Schools Guide (to follow)‌‌‌‌

School Direct Distance Primary Planning Tool 2021/22

School Direct Distance Secondary Planning Tool 2021/22

School Direct Recruitment Process - Checklist for Schools

School Direct Programme Specification

Suggested preparatory reading for School Direct Distance trainees

Interview Documents

Recruitment & Admissions Procedure for School Direct ITE Programmes

PGCE Admissions Matrix 2022-23

School Direct Admissions Process Flow Chart

School Direct: Document Checklist for Face to Face Interview

School Direct: Suggested Interview Questions and Advice

School Direct Reasons for Rejection Record (prior to and at interview)

School Direct: Application Review, Interview and Decision Record

Support Plans for Primary PGCE Candidates with Grade C/4 in English or Maths


General Information to Support Schools

School Direct Distance Study Skills Support Guide


The University Taught Curriculum

School Direct Distance Primary Curriculum Map

School Direct Distance Secondary Curriculum Map

Assignment Information for Lead Schools

SCS Assignment

EPS Assignment


E‌xamples of Completed Framework Reflections

Assessment Framework Task

Behaviour Framework Task

Learning Framework Task

Race and Education Framework Task

Purpose of Education Framework Task

Welfare Framework Task


School Direct Distance Core Content Framework Map


Best Practice Guides

EAL and ME


Workload, Resilience and Wellbeing

Subject Knowledge Development 

Example School Direct Subject Knowledge Development Plan (Secondary)


Subject Information to Support Schools - Primary

Primary Art

Primary English

Primary Humanities

Primary Maths

Primary MFL

Primary PE

Primary Science


Subject Information to Support Schools - Secondary

Secondary D&T

Secondary Drama

Secondary Geography

Secondary Social Sciences

Initial Needs Analyses

Initial Needs Analysis - School Direct Distance (Primary trainees only)