The Lime Trust is gaining an outstanding reputation for teacher training and development and we are proud to offer the School Direct Programme
About the School Direct Programme
School Direct is a school-led training route into teaching and an excellent way to gain QTS and the practical skills you need to become a teacher. It enables those who have just finished a degree, or have been working in a career for many years to combine teacher training with actually doing and learning on the job.
This one-year course is based in one school for the majority of the year with a contrast setting placement. Candidates learn the art of teaching in the classroom for four days each week, guided by their mentors. Host schools are able to offer insights into their successful practices and induct trainees in line with the best of current teaching.
The Lime Trust has formed an alliance with two proven hubs to offer opportunities for students in both our Peterborough schools and in our London schools.
How does it work?
Genesis Education Trust is our London-based partner with whom we work with to provide placements for students in our Special Schools and Primary. Students train through Goldsmiths University and further information can be found at www.genesistrust.net and on the university website https://www.gold.ac.uk/pgce/
Paragon Teaching School Alliance is our Peterborough-based partner where students can train through Bishops Grosseteste University in Lincoln and we provide placements in our Primaries and Special School in and around the city of Peterborough. More information can be found at www.paragonalliance.co.uk and in the linked document in the menu on this page. Further details are available on the university website https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/
We are now seeking applications from those interested in commencing training in September 2022. We’re looking for people who have (or will have) a degree, have a passion for teaching and want to inspire young people to fulfil their potential. All applications need to be made through the Gov.uk service on the Apply for Teacher Training page: https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-teacher-training
Before starting your application, we would recommend that you read the useful information and guidance on the Get into Teaching website https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk where you can also check your qualifications and learn about funding.