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School Direct Teacher Training

In this section you can find all the information that you need to make an application to train to be a teacher at Blean.

1 - Apply early as places go very quickly!

2 - Get Skills tests completed as soon as you can.

3 - Check that you are eligible for the training.

4 - Only apply through UCAS, no CV's sent directly to us will be accepted

The application window is now open!

What is School Direct?

The School Direct programme allows schools to recruit and train their own teachers. It gives schools the freedom to:

  • decide who they want to recruit and how
  • decide which subjects they want to train someone in
  • decide in which school phase (i.e. primary, secondary or middle-deemed) they want to train someone
  • employ the teachers they have trained in their school or in a school to which they are linked

School Direct at Blean School

School Direct training will be delivered by experienced and highly skilled teachers and this  will be enhanced by attendance at Canterbury Christchurch University for Core Subject Days.

The level of guidance and advice that trainees receive is of an exceptionally high standard and we pride ourselves in the successful relationships we foster with trainee teachers.
In addition to this you will be part of a strong team of trainees who will meet regularly to train, share experiences and build on good teaching practice through the Swale Teaching Alliance. 

Why train with us?

School Direct at Blean School provides school based learning opportunities with exceptional levels of support and guidance. We create an environment in which staff, pupils and trainee teachers all feel valued and supported and this leads to a school culture of enthusiasm, commitment and achievement.

The Partnership of schools comprises a mixture of large and small, urban and rural, and both primary and secondary schools. We provide a unique opportunity to experience a diverse and contrasting range of teaching and training. Our Teachers have a proven track record in training and professional development and all our trainees receive the highest level of continual support throughout their training. This covers all aspects of teaching life from behaviour management skills, subject knowledge, professional enrichment, AEN, inclusion and pastoral care. All trainees have the opportunity to work closely with an experienced mentor and will become part of the school ethos from the first day of entry.

School Direct at Blean School works in partnership with Canterbury Christchurch University and Swale Teaching Alliance students can either work towards Qualified Teacher Status or to Postgraduate level.

How to apply

Applications for placements starting in September 2016 are available on the UCAS website from 27th October 2015. 

Please note that applications have to be made through the UCAS website. Do not try to apply directly to us.

 UCAS Teacher Training How it all Works

UCAS Teacher Training How to Apply



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