Get into teaching with the Think North East School Direct initial teacher training programme to start making a real and meaningful difference in young people’s lives.
With our Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme, you will receive 1-on-1 and community support every step of the way. As a School Direct trainee, you will be overseen by highly experienced professionals who will help cultivate your practice.
Moreover, we treat our trainees as integral parts of the community: you will form lasting relationships with other teachers, as well as children and their families, in no time.
My experience with Think North East this past year has been a really amazing one. From the start it has been a rollercoaster of hard work but I loved absolutely every second of it. I feel very strongly that I am going to be a confident and competent teacher going forwards when I start my career in September.
— Megan Picken, Think North East Graduate
Now: ECT at Laurence Jackson School
Our teacher trainees immerse themselves in school life from the get-go, quickly picking up the tricks of the trade and putting theory into practice.
At the same time, you will have plenty of time to reflect on your learnings and delve into the academics in our state-of-the-art Teaching and Leadership Centre, as you study towards a PGCE qualification from Durham University, awarded in addition to your Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Your placement school strongly affects your experiences with postgraduate teacher training and your career thereafter. With the School Direct route, you can set yourself up for success by choosing a school that fits you best.
Where other teacher training providers might see you placed in schools located far and wide, we work with you to ensure you are placed in schools that allow you to carry out your other commitments throughout your teacher training course.
All schools in the Think North East partnership share one vision: to ensure we provide the highest quality training possible for people choosing to enter the teaching profession. Regardless of in which schools you train, you will receive exceptional support in developing as a skilled teacher.
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