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Richmond Primary Teaching School Alliance

Initial Teacher Training

We offer initial teacher training (ITT) to graduates joining the teaching profession through our School Direct programme. As a trainee teacher you will have access to invaluable university, school and classroom experience that will equip you with the knowledge, skills and experience you will need to become an excellent class teacher. Currently we train teachers in partnership with St Mary’s University.

School Direct training places:

  • School Direct training programme (tuition fee)- open to all graduates with a degree classification of 2.2 or higher. This is funded through tuition fees paid by the trainee.  Trainees become students of St Mary’s University and qualify with a PGCE (Masters) and qualified teacher status (QTS).
  • School Direct training programme (salaried route) - open to all graduates with a degree classification of 2.2 or higher and work experience of at least two years. On this route, the trainee is employed by the host school and paid an unqualified teacher's salary.  Trainees gain qualified teacher status (QTS) at the end of the training.

For more information please see www.gov.uk