Holly Lodge is the lead school for the St John Bosco Teaching School Alliance. We provide opportunities for trainees to qualify as teachers through the School Direct programme. Our programme offers primary teaching and secondary teaching in a range of subjects.

What is the School Direct Programme?

School Direct is a route into teaching which enables schools to take the lead in teacher training in partnership with a university. At Holly Lodge we work in collaboration with Newman University, widely recognised for its excellence in teacher training.

We aim to produce outstanding teachers for the future. We achieve this by providing trainees with a personal mentor within school and offering a training programme at Newman University and at our partner schools. You will also receive teaching experience at two schools. If you complete the training year successfully you will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status as well as a Post Graduate qualification. 100% of our trainees gained employment in the last two years.

Adam

“Being based in a single school for a significant amount of time allows trainee teachers to build valuable relationships with pupils, measure progress both for themselves and pupils, as well as offering the opportunity to build supportive relationships with colleagues: experiences which are vital. The School Direct training experience is truly reflective of a career in teaching and the most effective preparation.” Adam, School Direct Trainee in Science
Adam Science Teacher Holly Lodge School

Nat

“The School Direct teacher training pathway effectively prepares trainees for the practicalities of a career in teaching. The mixture of university based learning and practical teaching experience is invaluable; allowing trainees to take both theory and ideas immediately into the practical classroom situation.” Natalie, School Direct Trainee in English"
Natalie English Teacher Holly Lodge School

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What courses do we offer?

School Direct is a route into teaching which enables schools to take the lead in teacher training in partnership with a university. At Holly Lodge we work in collaboration with Newman University, widely recognised for its excellence in teacher training.

We aim to produce outstanding teachers for the future. We achieve this by providing trainees with a personal mentor within school and offering a training programme at Newman University and at our partner schools. You will also receive teaching experience at two schools. If you complete the training year successfully you will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status as well as a Post Graduate qualification. 100% of our trainees gained employment in the last two years.

Still Interested

If you would like to know more or make an application contact Ian Melling (Assistant Head Teacher responsible for Initial Teacher Training) imelling@holly-lodge.org

Mr. Ian Melling
imelling@holly-lodge.org

How do I apply

Apply through the website. Search for Holly Lodge as the training provider. Before you apply you will need to consider the following eligibility criteria-

  • Degree 2:2 or higher (if applying for Secondary at least 50% in your chosen subject)
  • GCSE A*-C grades in English and Maths (and Science if applying for Primary)
  • School Experience. You will need to have at least two weeks recent experience in a British state school in the age range you are interested in
  • Following your application and interview you will need to successfully complete Professional Skills Tests

The provides useful information on applications. Your application must convey your passion and commitment to teaching, it should refer to your experience in the classroom and explain why you would make a good teacher.

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