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School Direct


Are you newly graduated and want be a teacher?

School Direct is an exciting opportunity to attend a school led training course which enables you to spend most of your time training in school over a period of a year. This route into teaching is for graduates who prefer the more ‘hands on’ approach. Straight away you will be placed with an outstanding teacher, learning from the very best. You will need to attend the University Of Worcester for approximately 26 days over the year and you will have experience teaching in 2 of our partnership schools.


PGCE award: Students achieving 60 credits at Masters level and meeting the requirements for QTS will be awarded Postgraduate Certificate in Education with QTS.


Why Train with us?

Marlbrook is an outstanding school at the heart of its community with a clear vision for the future. We are a 3 form entry school (Nursery to Year 6) and in September 2014 we became a teaching school.


*Support throughout the year from outstanding practitioners

*You will experience mentoring and coaching to enhance your own teaching skills

*High retention rates (teachers and NQTs)

*University of Worcester work closely with us to ensure your training is seamless for the year

*Working in a variety of schools

*A guarantee of a job interview at the end of the year if a post is vacant at that time


Routes offered:

School Direct (unsalaried) –General Primary

The School Direct Programme allows schools to recruit and train their own teachers. The course lasts for 1 year and is full time. The 26 contact days will be at The University Of Worcester and the fees will be approximately £9000 a year. For more information please see the links below

University of Worcester School Direct Primary Course

Department for Education School Direct


Entry requirements

*GCSEs in English, Maths and Science grade C or above

*An honours graduate having achieved 2:2 honours degree or above

*Evidence of recent school based experience before applying

*Professional skills tests need to be passed or a date secured at the time of the interview.


How to apply

All applications must be made via UCAS, our places are listed under ‘Marlbrook Primary Teaching School’. Please indicate on your UCAS form which school is your preferred choice(s) in the personal statement section. If your application is successful we will contact you to discuss the interview process.


Lead school : Marlbrook Primary Teaching School

Partnership Schools

Little Dewchurch C of E Primary School

Ewyas Harold Primary School

Ashfield Park Primary School

Blackmarston Primary School

Bridstow C of E Primary School

Eastnor Parochial Primary School

Kingsland C of E Primary School

Ledbury Primary School

Our Lady’s RC Primary School

St Francis Xavier’s Primary School

St James’ C of E Primary School

Trinity Primary School

Weston-Under-Penyard Cof E Primary School

Whitchurch C of E Primary School

Wigmore Primary School

We are proud to work in partnership with the University of Worcester, we can provide a superb opportunity for students to teach in Herefordshire and be supported by a successful local university.