What does our programme look like?

Find out what makes our School Direct programme stand out from the rest.


Pre-Course Induction

This unique part of the course is made up of a programme that offers some useful tips on teaching, provides information about the course in general and offers a great chance to meet your future course mates.

Feedback from previous trainees has been that they have found this programme incredibly useful and we strongly recommend that you attend as many of the sessions as possible. However, we understand people have various other commitments so we will ensure that we keep any essential content for the official start of the course in September.


OIE Training Days

Our trainees regularly attend a programme of high quality, bespoke training delivered by a broad range of practising experts.

These are made up of full day and twilight sessions, filled with practical tips and resources and ensure that our trainees build the essential skills and knowledge for teaching.


Teaching Placements

All of our trainees gain experience of training in two placement schools. During these placements, they are closely supported by their trained school-based mentors as well as the School Direct Manager.