School Direct | Derby Teaching School Alliance (Lead school: Chellaston Academy)
Welcome to Derby Teaching Schools Alliance Secondary School Direct programme, coordinated by Chellaston Academy. We are passionate about providing high quality Initial Teacher Education in a full time school-based setting. We work in partnership with the Universities of Derby and Nottingham to provide ITE through the School Direct route.
The schools in our alliance:
- Murray Park School – Derby
- St Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy – Derby
- The Bemrose School
- St Martin’s Special School – Derby
- Chellaston Academy – Derby
This gives a real strength to our School Direct programmes providing trainees with many opportunities to learn and develop in a range of contexts. It is important to note that you are not applying to be placed in one specific school. The training involves two placement schools and short periods in other contexts. Placements will be based on your own development needs.
All trainees successfully completing a programme will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) with 60 credits towards a Master’s Degree from the University of Nottingham, or the University of Derby.