Does the school have to employ the trainee once qualified?
There is an expectation, but not a guarantee that trainees will be employed as newly qualified teachers (NQT's) in your school alliance once you have qualified.
How do trainees apply?
Applications are made through UCAS. Schools will take the lead in interviewing and selecting candidates, but all School Direct candidates must also meet the standard entry requirements of the school's chosen accredited ITT provider, and be approved by the provider. Recruitment activities should be high quality, open and transparent and will be subject to inspection by Ofsted.
What qualification will the trainees be awarded?
This depends on the training route undertaken by the trainee and agreed by the school and the accredited ITT provider.
All trainees will be registered onto a QTS programme as a minimum.
All School Direct (tuition-fee) trainees will be registered onto a PGCE (M) PROGRAMME and QTS.
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