Why train with us?

There are many reasons why you should choose Outwood Institute of Education’s School Direct programme:

  • The vast majority of our trainees go on to secure permanent teaching roles. Many of our trainees get jobs in their placements schools or in schools within our alliance.
  • A high proportion of our trainees are rated as outstanding by the end of the course.
  • We are able to offer placements in a wide range of school across a large area. We work hard to ensure you will be given placement within a reasonable commute from your home.
  • Our course leads to qualified teacher status and a PGCE. This is the internationally recognised gold standard of teacher training.
  • We work closely with our partner, Sheffield Hallam University, to ensure that your practical experience and Masters level studies enhance each other.
  • Our high quality training is delivered by practising professionals. It will give you valuable insight and knowledge from outstanding teachers, subject experts and leaders of education.
  • You will be supported by a dedicated team who will ensure that all your needs are met and that you receive the best experience possible from your course.
  • Research by Price Waterhouse Cooper published in The Times lists Outwood Grange Academies Trust as the highest-performing multi-academy trust.
  • Our highly committed mentors are specially trained teachers who are passionate about learning and developing the next generation of teachers.
  • Our unique summer induction programme will give you a valuable insight into teaching and the course. You will have the chance to meet other trainees, to start making friends and networking.

But don’t just take our word for it!

Below are just a few of the testimonials from previous School Direct Trainee trainees……

We hold information evenings throughout the year and these offer the chance to find out more about our School Direct programme and speak to current School Direct student teachers.

Please contact us at oie@outwood.com or complete our enquiry form to book a place on any of the events.

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