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Josie Thirkell Institute of Education in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University are proud to deliver the School Direct route into teaching. Our training provides a pathway into teaching that is bespoke and flexible to individual needs, allowing those who have just completed their degree, or are considering a career change, to combine teacher training with learning within a school-based setting.

Sheffield Hallam University are the School Direct Provider with Positive Regard TSA being the Lead School. In 2017 The Sheffield Institute of Education (SIoE) received their first ever ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted for early years’ teacher training – alongside an ‘Outstanding’ rating for their Primary teacher training and ‘Good’ ratings for Secondary/Post-16.

On completion of the course you will receive a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) including 60 masters credits as well as Qualified Teacher status (QTS).

Schools within our alliance have a strong track record of training School Direct trainee teachers. Within your placement school you will have a supportive mentor and designated contact, specialist guidance/support and access to the schools’ professional development programme, all of which will develop the skills you need during your early career.

As a School Direct trainee with Positive Regard TSA, you will take part in a high quality, bespoke training programme delivered by Specialist Leaders of Education. You will develop the professional knowledge, understanding and skills required to be an outstanding practitioner through participation in CPD.


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