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Peak District School Direct

The Sheffield Teaching School Alliance and the Peak District School Direct Partnership in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University are pleased to offer School Direct places in Primary and Secondary Initial Teacher Training from September 2017.  Our training will provide trainees with:

  • Post Graduate Qualification (PGCE) including 60 Masters’ Credits  
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from Sheffield Hallam University

The Peak District School Direct training programme will take place in a collaborative and supportive network of schools where you will gain experience in two contrasting schools and a variety of educational settings and we offer:

  • An opportunity to train in highly successful primary and secondary schools located in the beautiful Peak District National Park
  • A school-led PGCE in which you will spend the majority of your time in school and the classroom, working with outstanding colleagues and playing a full part in school life
  • An exceptional induction process which ensures our School Direct student teachers are fully prepared for the year ahead
  • A high quality professional learning programme led by Sheffield Hallam University
  • Fantastic mentors who are subject experts and will support you throughout your training year with us
  • A PGCE with 60 masters level credits and QTS which can help form a third of a master’s degree should you wish to continue with your accredited studies in the early part of your teaching career

Applications for this programme must me made via UCAS.

We are offering the following School Direct Training programmes for September 2017:

Primary (general)


Computer Science

Design & Technology





Modern Languages (French/Spanish/German)

Religious Education



Primary Partner Schools

Bamford Primary School

Bradwell Junior School

Chinley Primary School

Eyam Primary School

Grindleford Primary School

Hope Primary School

Litton Primary School

Unstone Junior School

Secondary Partner Schools

Glossopdale Community College, Glossop

Highfields School, Matlock

Hope Valley College, Hope

Lady Manners School, Bakewell