Trent Valley Teaching School Alliance (TVTSA) has launched a new part-time option for applicants to the School Direct programme, who want to train on-the-job but cannot commit to full time hours.

School Direct is a pathway into teaching that allows candidates to train in a school of their choosing which earns them qualified teacher status and a PGCE with credits towards a masters

This is the first time that TVTSA has offered part-time places and unlike many other local teaching schools, the alliance has extended this offer to cover all 24 of its primary and secondary schools.

Applicants choosing the part-time option will train in school three days a week, as opposed to the usual five. And instead of taking a year to complete, it will take between 18 to 24 months.

Claire Hallam, Lead on Initial Teacher Training (pictured right) said: “We are delighted to be able to offer part-time places on the School Direct programme to help keep pace with a changing society.

“It gives us the flexibility to attract a different cohort to the profession who might ordinarily be put off by the hours.  We’ve seen record numbers of people apply for a place this year and this new offer is another reason to be excited. ”

Applications to School Direct opened in October and there is still time to apply for a place in 2021/22. Find a full list of vacancies at schools overseen by TVTSA here.

See the full list of current vacancies here:

Primary vacancies

Secondary vacancies