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)

Our School Direct programme generally lasts for 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 is a superb option if you want to train and learn ‘on the job’ – but you shouldn’t worry about being thrown in at the deep end as you’ll be part of a team from the very start; you will receive intensive support from experienced teachers and mentors. This means you won’t be teaching classes unsupported until the school thinks you are ready.

Interested in School Direct? 

If you are interested in the School Direct programme (2019 - 2020), you should:

  • Check that you meet the university requirements for Manchester Metropolitan University (our chosen HE provider)
  • Check that you meet the programme requirements for Gatley Teaching School
  • Complete an application form on the UCAS website

Successful applicants will begin their training in September 2019.

Next School Direct Programme

Details of interviews for the next 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.  

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