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South East Learning Alliance: School Direct Programme

The South East Learning Alliance is one that allows prospective teachers to gain an opportunity to train in a dynamic educational setting. Our Alliance is located across eight comprehensive primary and secondary schools, which are working in partnership to help produce high quality and well trained teachers of the future. Our School Direct Alliance is coordinated through Riddlesdown Collegiate in Purley, Surrey, which is a Multi Academy Trust. Our Alliance includes a variety of partner schools including those in mainstream; across the 11-19 age range, as well as Faith Schools and a range of successful primary schools in the Surrey and West Sussex locality. We are an innovative and growing partnership, which is continually expanding and developing further links with schools in the wider community. We invest greatly in the professional development of all our staff and those who choose to train alongside us; to ensure that the quality of our work remains consistently high and the Alliance continues to be at the forefront of pedagogical practice. For 2018-2019, we are seeking to fill a large number of School Direct places across eight of our schools and we are working with three different university providers to achieve this (University of Roehampton, e-Qualitas, and Kings College London). Training within our Alliance gives you the unique opportunity to experience a broad range of teaching environments with all our schools providing the highest quality teaching and learning for their students and the trainees they are supporting and developing. Within the South East Learning Alliance there are extensive opportunities for further professional development including an excellent Masters Programme focusing on Leading Innovation & Change, with St Mary's University.

There are currently four Secondary schools and four Primary schools in the South East Learning Alliance who offer School Direct placements. Please visit their websites to view further information: 

More information can be found in our  Alliance Brochure, Additional Information Booklet and our  FAQs Brochure: 

For general information on how to ‘get into teaching’ and how to apply; please use the following websites:

School Direct Success Story

"As a School Direct Salaried trainee this year, I have learnt so much! Training within the SCL Alliance has allowed me to gain confidence and afforded me opportunities to evaluate my practice at every stage of my professional development. I was fully supported by a knowledgeable and positive Mentor, who has continually encouraged me to try new and innovative strategies and who always made time for me. The Alliance’s structure also provided excellent provisions for School Direct students to be well supported and they have really made me feel at home and fosters a real sense of community.

I have trained this year in English, having previously taught Drama, and have been inspired by the professionalism and dedication of the staff around me; in not only these subject disciplines, but in all subjects across the curriculum. I have had the opportunity to observe a range of colleagues deliver inspiring, challenging and highly effective lessons, which has enabled me to learn more about the efficacy of my own practice".

The below Secondary courses are located across our four 11-18 Secondary schools, with the exception of Classics which is only offered at Riddlesdown Collegiate & Archbishop Tenison’s. The Primary training programmes are offered at Gossops Green, Hamsey Green, Waterfield and Woodlea Primary schools.

Please find below the courses the Training Programmes Title that you’re interested in and refer directly to UCAS for further information:

Training Programme Title

Training Programme Code 

University

Outcome - Professional and Postgraduate

Biology

33SB

e-Qualitas

QTS

Chemistry

2VMF

e-Qualitas

QTS

Computing

2VQD

e-Qualitas

QTS

Design Technology

33SM

e-Qualitas

QTS

English

33SQ

e-Qualitas

QTS

Geography

33SR

e-Qualitas

QTS

Mathematics

2VMB

e-Qualitas

QTS

Modern Languages

2VMD

e-Qualitas

QTS

Physics

2V4B

e-Qualitas

QTS

Primary

36KS

e-Qualitas

QTS

Religious Education

2V49

e-Qualitas

QTS

Science

3382

e-Qualitas

QTS

Social Sciences

36KL

e-Qualitas

QTS

Classics

2VMG

Kings College

Professional and Postgraduate

Art and Design

2V4Q

Roehampton

Professional and Postgraduate

Biology

2V4P

Roehampton

Professional and Postgraduate

Chemistry

2V4N

Roehampton

Professional and Postgraduate

Computing

2v4M

Roehampton

Professional and Postgraduate

Drama

2V4L

Roehampton

Professional and Postgraduate

English

2V4R

Roehampton

Professional and Postgraduate

Geography

2V4K

Roehampton

Professional and Postgraduate

History

2V4J

Roehampton

Professional and Postgraduate

Mathematics

2VMC

Roehampton

Professional and Postgraduate

Modern Languages

2V4H

Roehampton

Professional and Postgraduate

Music

2V4S

Roehampton

Professional and Postgraduate

Physical Education

337W

Roehampton

Professional and Postgraduate

Physics

298P

Roehampton

Professional and Postgraduate

Primary

36KQ

Roehampton

Professional and Postgraduate

Religious Education

2V4G

Roehampton

Professional and Postgraduate

To apply for any of the above courses please visit the UCAS website and start the process here: UCAS applications.

Thank you for your interest in our School Direct Programme and we hope you decide to proceed with an application to enter this rewarding, dynamic and exciting route into the profession. The South East Learning Alliance hopes to hear from you soon, but if you have any queries or need any further information please contact schoolsdirect@riddlesdown.org or visit our lead school’s website: https://www.riddlesdown.org/school-direct

 

                                                                                                   

 

 

 

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