School Direct

We are recruiting for September 2020 on the School Direct Primary programme.

The UCAS window opened on the 8th October.

If you’re interested in applying and would like a school experience day, please contact Vicky Tansley (

ITT Recruitment for 2020

Our School Direct teacher training programme is an excellent opportunity for graduates and career changers to join the teaching profession. School Direct is an exciting route into teaching that places the school based programme at the heart of the experience.

Our programme is primary 5-11.

We are looking to recruit graduates to begin training in primary schools across Herefordshire and Shropshire.

The School Direct teacher training route is led by the River Wye Teaching Alliance, working in partnership with local schools and The University of Worcester.

As well as Qualified Teacher Status, you will also gain a PGCE equivalent to a third of a master's degree with The University of Birmingham upon completion of the programme. You can be fully trained in just one year.

Why choose the River Wye Teaching Alliance?

River Wye Federation has an excellent track record of working with other schools.

We offer:

  • A strong partnership with a range of schools
  • Partnership with The University of Worcester
  • Opportunities for varied placements in great schools
  • A wide range of experts to provide practical help and support

Hands on from the word go

On our School Direct teacher training programme, you’ll be given in-depth experience in the classroom. You will complete a main placement in a Key Stage of your choice and a second placement in a contrasting school and Key Stage. You will also have the opportunity to complete enhanced placements e.g. SEN, Early Years.

In addition, away from the classroom, you’ll receive practical training sessions from SLEs, experienced teachers and the team at the River Wye Teaching Alliance. The University of Worcester will also lead sessions to support your academic development.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking to recruit graduates to begin training in primary schools across our Alliance.

Applicants must have:

  • 2:2 or above degree, 2:1 or above preferable
  • Maths, English and Science GCSE grade C or above
  • A personal statement submitted with application

We are looking for ambitious individuals who can demonstrate potential and show strong commitment. Our School Direct programme is for people who are willing to work hard and are passionate about training to teach. Interested?

For more information please contact our School Direct Lead, Vicky Tansley (

How to apply

Apply for our School Direct programme by searching for River Wye Teaching School.