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Initial Teacher Training

chool Direct Initial Teacher Training

Pennine Teaching Alliance offers the Non-Salaried School Direct training route into qualified teacher status. School Direct is an innovative route into teaching which enables schools to take a leading role in initial teacher training through working in partnership with accredited ITT providers. Park High School currently leads an alliance of 8 secondary schools and 10 primary schools allowing our trainees to experience. In addition, we are delighted to be working in partnership with The University of Manchester who have just be awarded Outstanding status by Ofsted.

Successful completion of the yearlong School Direct course with the Pennine Teaching Alliance leads to a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) and the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The University of Manchester also offers additional M-Level credits which can be used towards a Master’s Degree, should you wish to do additional training at a later date. During the training year trainees will train in two good or outstanding schools across the Pennine area in either primary or secondary settings. 

Trainees will be eligible for training bursaries and can apply for the same financial support as trainees on other ITT courses. 

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