The School Direct (Salaried) programme is an employment based teacher training route.
This Salaried route is provided with the Institute of Education (IOE), UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is a global leader in teacher education. Their programmes are recognised by Ofsted as “outstanding” in very criterion across Primary and Secondary Education. All UCL School Direct students have full access to UCL student support services and facilities.
The salaried route is a highly popular course known to develop effective, confident teachers who play a key role within the school from the first day. You will be welcomed as a member of our staff in our schools.
You will be completely immersed in your school with an expectation that you will participate in all aspects of day to day life- working the full school year. You will be coached to teach whole classes from early on in your placement, with the guidance, nurture and support of your class teacher.
There are 15 days of university led input throughout the year from the Institute of Education. In addition to this Primary Advantage offer weekly hub sessions which provides the bridge between the theory and your classroom practice.
You will benefit from working across Early Years Foundation, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 during the course of the year. You will be based and employed in your ‘home’ school from the start of the year. During the second half of the Spring term, however, you will spend 4-6 weeks in one of our other primary schools in Hackney, teaching in a consecutive age phase. In summer you will then return to your base class and school and resume a 70% teaching timetable.
You will benefit from a very strong support network which includes an IOE tutor, school mentors, class teacher mentors and the student peer group. Most importantly you will love working with our children.
As part of our support programme you’ll come together for a weekly Hub training session with some of the best teachers in our federation for training, observations, and reflecting on practice. We have found this creates a really strong peer group which students find incredibly supportive and valuable. It also adds an important third dimension to your teacher training experience.
Please see full course details and entry requirements at: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/courses/teacher-training/primary-school-direct-salaried
At the interview stage we try to match you with the school that best suits your needs and interests, and also try to place you in the key stage of your choice, if you have a preference, though we cannot guarantee these preferences.
You will be placed at the start of the year in one of our schools which will be your main setting and you will rotate on placement to one of our other schools to experience different settings and key stages at certain points later in the year.
Throughout the year you will have plenty of opportunities to experience working with pupils at all key stages and learn from outstanding practitioners in different settings.
You will be assessed on your practical teaching and your progress in achieving the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by gathering evidence in the form of a portfolio.
Completing the course will lead to the award of QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).
|Financial commitments||Paid by School||Paid by Student|
Salary Paid to Student
(unqualified teacher with inner London weighting)
University Fees paid to UCL IOE
Optional Masters level modules (PGCE top up) paid to UCL IOE.
(to commence in final term of training year).
*based on 2018-2019 figures **based on 2015-2016 figures
All our routes will be open on UCAS/ DFE Publish from October 2019 for the 2020/21 academic year
All applications for Teacher Training vacancies must be made through UCAS. To view all our courses in detail please search the DFE ‘Find a Postgraduate Teacher Training‘ website where you will find further information and application links to UCAS.