School Direct Herefordshire programme is an inspiring and immersive school-centred training route into teaching. We are working with University of Worcester and our partnership schools to create an inclusive and innovative training programme. Our aim is to provide high calibre new teachers for the 21st Century.
As the DFE website explains School Direct courses are designed by groups of schools – with a university or a SCITT.
Come and meet the team at our open events where you will have the opportunity to meet the staff, children and current School Direct trainees at Lord Scudamore Academy (Hereford).
We currently have a number of School Direct non-salaried positions available. You may apply to train with us through the DFE website.
Successful applicants will have access to teaching experiences at HMFA (Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies) which consists of 8 primary schools that vary in size. In addition, there are opportunities for placements in our other partnership schools. The teaching experiences will take place in different size schools in urban and rural areas. Trainees work alongside expert teachers and fantastic children.
The School Direct route puts school at the heart of the process and will provide a sustained school experience throughout the year giving success applicants the opportunity to be fully immersed in the school community.
Want to see our School Direct Teacher Training programme in action? Come and meet the team at our Open Day where you will have the opportunity to meet the staff, children and current School Direct trainees at Lord Scudamore Academy (Hereford).
Wednesday 18th May
For further information on the School Direct programme at HMFA and to book your place at the open day please contact Sarah carter on 01432 273951
Trainees on the Primary School Direct Training will study the following modules:
Indicative overview of content
This module looks at your development as a teacher. It will focus on creating your teacher identity through critically reflective models, experiences and analysis of relevant theories and research. There are three distinct strands. These are:
This is the first assessed module and will help develop your philosophy of teaching.
This module looks at understanding how to support children to learn. It will focus on understanding how children develop and learn, subject specific pedagogies, adapting teaching to meet different needs of learners and the role of assessment. You will cover all of the core and foundation subjects from the National Curriculum in this module. There are three distinct strands. These are:
This is the second assessed module and will help you research effective methods of teaching and learning to support all children.
This module is your School Experience (SE) module and will involve school placements. There is also an enhanced placement (in person or virtually) to further your knowledge and expertise. In order to pass this module, you need to demonstrate that you have met all of the Teachers’ Standards including Part 2. It will also provide you with experiences to aid your reflections and mentoring to support your progress. There are 3 professional development days within the module, designed to support your progress with meeting the Standards. This is the final module which will be assessed at the end of your placements.
During the School Direct course you will be placed in more than one school. This will ensure that you experience a wide range of settings.
Teaching students may be placed at Lord Scudamore Academy and/or our partnership schools. See the list below of our partnership schools:-
Alternatively, we offer an equivalency test if you don’t have the required GCSE grade to apply for our courses. Trainees who begin courses before providing evidence of the required GCSE standard (or equivalent) will not be eligible for financial incentives, such as bursaries or grants until they achieve the required standard.
Qualifications not listed? Contact the Admissions Office for advice by email: AdmissionsB@worc.ac.uk
All applications for PGCE should be made via the Government’s Find Postgraduate Teacher Training website.
Additional useful information is available on the Government’s Get Into Teaching website.
To help you prepare for your interview, you can expect questions covering the following:
In addition, we are looking for enthusiasm, commitment and potential. Clear communication skills are integral to this which you will have an opportunity to demonstrate throughout the interview.
We currently have a number of School Direct non-salaried positions available.
Applications for PGCE courses should be made online through the government’s Find Postgraduate Teacher Training website.
Visit the Get Into Teaching website for detailed information on how to apply for a PGCE.
Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.
For further information on the School Direct programme at HMFA please contact Sarah Carter
You may be able to get help with the costs of teacher training. A student finance package will include a Tuition Fee Loan and a Maintenance Loan. You may also be eligible for extra help if you have children or are disabled.
For information regarding course fees please visit:
AddressLord Scudamore AcademyFriars StreetHerefordHR4 0AS