Who is it for?

Newly qualified graduates or graduates with recent experience who wish to enter the teaching profession. 


The School Direct package is constantly reviewed in order to offer the highest quality experience and a sample of opportunities are listed below:

  • Primary and secondary school experiences prior to the start of the course - Enrichment experiences
  • MA studies based at Chester University
  • School Placements in differing contexts across the alliance
  • Subject studies delivered by Lead Practitioners, Subject Leaders & experts from across the alliance;
  • Extended research project (with additional Masters credits); - Weekly training opportunities;
  • Networking opportunities with trainees at other schools;
  • Support to secure a position at the completion of the course. 

Duration:    11 months:

The SJP Observation Template - Observation Protocols
Conducting an Observation of an Online Lesson
Self-reflection: What Kind of Teacher Do You Want to Be?
Creating Learning Environments. 
Communicating Within the Classroom
Objectives / Outcomes and Backwards Planning
Literacy One: Leading Reading
Settlers and Starters
Establishing Behaviour for Learning
Behaviour for Learning - Exit strategies
Use of Success Criteria
Visual Learning
Marking Effectively and Practically
The Benefits of Using DIRT 
Enrichment Week - Reflection
Preparing for Review Point One - Standards Audit & Skills Audit
Questioning Techniques/Bloom’s Taxonomy
Accountability and Speaking in the Classroom 
ICT Fundamentals
Producing Engaging Resources 
SEN Provision
Planning for Students with SEND and EAL
Advanced Questioning 
Effective Time Management
Prioritising Workload
Liaising with Stakeholders - Parents' Evenings & Review Days
Contacting Parents by Phone or Pupil Planner
Mindset Overview
Strategies for Improving Mindset.
Accurate Assessment-  Marking for Literacy
Literacy -  Accuracy in Spelling,Punctuation & Grammar
Working with Other Adults - Teaching Assistants
Meeting the Teaching Assistant
The Role of the Form Tutor
Letters of Application - CVs
Preparing for Interview 
Summative Assessment
Writing to 'A' Grade 
Pedagogy at KS5 - The Passive Learner
Promoting Independence
Stretch and Challenge - Without Using a Powerpoint AT ALL!
Abandon the Powerpoint Challenge
Planning for Progress Over Time
Designing a Scheme of Work
Bring and Brag/Next Career Steps
Planning for Effectively Integrating ICT
Preparing for 'Where Are We Now?' 
Effective Group Work 
Practical Group Work Strategies. 
Promoting Independence 
Peer and Self-assessment
Building Cross-curricular Links
Integrating Numeracy across the Curriculum
What is an Outstanding Lesson?
Act as Observers and Grade  
Students Shaping Learning
Planning with Students
 Action Research Reports and Preparing Presentation
Making Sense of Raise Online 
Interrogating Data Dashboards
Presenting Action Research
Surviving Your NQT Year
Portfolio Work - Exit Interviews
Top Class Teaching

Venue:         SJP