School Direct

School Direct is a new and innovative school based teacher-training route. Trainees work alongside outstanding practitioners and spend a greater proportion of their time training in the classroom and in school.

Aslacton Primary and Manor field Infant and Nursery schools (The South Norfolk Primary Federation) are Lead Schools for School Direct Initial Teacher Training. The training provider is The Cambridge Partnership.

The programme is normally completed within an academic year. The course is an intensive programme of initial teacher education which aims to develop trainees’ competence and confidence in primary teaching and in the general professional role of the teacher.

The intention is to provide trainees with a set of insights, perspectives and information upon which they can build as their career develops and to present a stimulating, challenging and enjoyable course.

Throughout the year there is a focus upon subject knowledge and the context of education. The trainees maintain an extensive professional portfolio showing achievement in relation to the Teachers’ Standards for QTS.

On this course trainees will develop the following:

  • a broad range of practical teaching skills
  • appropriate personal qualities and professional attitudes
  • an informed understanding of curriculum and teaching methodology
  • the capacity to reflect critically on professional practice
  • a cogent personal philosophy of education