School Direct 2018-19

Gatley Teaching School offers a range of development programmes ranging from initial teacher training opportunities through to preparing suitably experienced individuals as aspiring head teachers.  We have a track record of delivering high quality programmes that are endorsed by the National College of Teaching and Learning (NCTL), and underpinned by research and teaching and learning developments within education



School Direct / Initial Teacher Training (ITT) 2017 - APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Our School Direct programme generally last a year, and is run in collaboration with Elmridge Teaching School and Gorsey Bank Primary School.  During the course of the programme, you will train in at least two good schools.

This course offers a brilliant option if you want to train and learn ‘on the job’ – but you shouldn’t worry about being thrown in at the deep end. You’ll be part of a team from the very start, receiving intensive support from experienced teachers and mentors. That means you won’t be teaching classes unsupported until the school thinks you’re ready.

Interested in School Direct? 

If you are interested in the School Direct programme for 2017-2018, you should:

Details of interviews for the programme will be published in due course.  In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding our primary training programmes please feel free to contact Claire Kitchen at  who will assist you as necessary.  Successful applicants will begin their training in September 2017.



Empowering Teaching Assistant Programme (ETAP)

The Empowering Teaching Assistants Programme is designed for existing Teaching Assistants who are keen to further develop their confidence within their role, to empower them to make an ongoing contribution to learning outcomes for all pupils.

The programme recognises the significant  contributions made by Teaching Assistants in classrooms - offering a mix of valuable information and practical skill development for application within practice.  Gatley Teaching School has a history of successfully delivering a prospectus of leadership, management and development programmes, and will deliver this programme in partnership with the Sarah Gower-Jones Educational  Consultancy.

The current programme is due to complete in February 2017.  Those interested in securing a place on our next 6 week programme should complete and return a booking form.



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