Thinking of becoming a teacher?
Applications to teacher training courses starting in autumn 2021 open on 13 October 2020.
You need to access the DFE website
Here we’ve broken down the whole process into manageable steps, so you can see exactly what’s involved. From a high-level outline of the application process to tips on writing your personal statement. If you’re not ready to apply, read our step-by-step guide on preparing for teacher training. If you’re not a graduate, there are a number of options.
School Direct Training with the TTA
School Direct is a relatively new route into teaching which moves the focus of study from a university to a school. Whether you’ve just finished a degree, or have been working in a career for many years, you will probably want to combine any further teacher training with actually doing the job. With School Direct, you are selected by the Alliance from day one and we make a commitment not only to your training but to your subsequent employment.
What makes a good teacher, and why teach?
Our television screens have recently been inundated with programmes such as Educating Yorkshire, Educating Essex, Tough Young Teachers, and more recently Educating the East End, which have followed teachers that work in a range of schools. But what makes a good teacher, and why would you teach?