School Direct Salaried

The School Direct Salaried route is for those who are seeking employment during their training year; as a result this is a highly competitive route into teaching. The salary you will receive will be at an advertised rate (please contact us for this information).

As you are employed by your training school you will not pay any course fees (unless you choose to complete the PGCE) and will not be eligible for student finance.

This is a very practical route into teaching, offering hands on teaching experience from the very beginning, that is supported and facilitated by fully qualified, practising teachers. Through the School Direct Salaried route you will be supported by an experienced class based mentor to ensure you develop and grow into an outstanding teacher. In addition to this, EoETT will also provide you with a Quality Assurance Tutor who will regularly visit you and provide constructive feedback and support. 

You will spend (on average) one day a week at centre based training, within Lincoln. All training is delivered by existing, experienced senior leaders from within our consortium schools or local education consultants. The rest of your time you will spend within your main school. An important part of the programme is your second school placement, which will be undertaken within your locality, within a school that is contrasting to your host school. In addition to this, we also work with a number of special schools to provide you with a one week experience, to support your understanding of how to cater for children with additional needs.

The reason this course has a high employability rate is that the teaching, theory and development occurs within the school, as a result of working with children and teachers from day one. 

Our programme will ensure you have experienced the full spectrum of life within a primary school and are therefore more prepared to undertake your NQT (Newly Qualified Teacher) year. Those who have undertaken school based routes are recognised as being more classroom ready by employers.

All trainees will be qualified to teach children aged 3-11. But you must choose a specialist age range to train within. Age ranges are: 3-7, 5-11 or 7-11.

Are you more of a hands-on practical learner? If so, this is the route for you!

School Direct Salaried

Financial information

• Paid a salary to train;
• No access to student finance;
• Optional PGCE (self-funded).

Qualifications needed

  • GCSE grade C/4 or above in English, Maths & Science (or equivalent);
  • UK Degree (or equivalent; please enquire if you are unsure).


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