Whitley And Eggborough Community Primary School

School Direct

Our School Direct Non-Salaried Package
Professional Qualification
For 2017/18 we are pleased to be able to continue the exciting School Direct training course in partnership with both Leeds Beckett University and The University of Hull partnership.  This exciting teacher training opportunity within the RAISE Alliance of schools will result in the attainment of a PGCE (Post-Graduate Certificate in Education) from The University of Hull or a PGCE including three masters credit modules from Leeds Beckett University.  
School Experience
Initially, students will spend time in school, gaining experience in all year groups and key stages, working alongside and learning from outstanding practitioners.  As students progress through the course they will spend more time in school and in the final term the full week will be spent in school.  A block teaching practise of half a term will also be spent in the student’s non-preferred key stage at a different school within the RAISE Alliance.


As lead school for the RAISE Alliance we are able to offer places to students for the academic year 2017/18 in eight schools.  In addition to places being available at Whitley and Eggborough Community Primary School, we are also able to offer places at Chapel Haddlesey Community Primary School, Hensall Community Primary School, Kirk Smeaton Church of England Primary School, Barlow Church of England Primary School, Carlton-in-Snaith Community Primary School, Burton Salmon Community Primary School and Fairburn Community Primary School.
In-school training
In addition to the training provided by the University, the students will also attend sessions arranged by the school, either in school or venues within the area.  Training will include:

  • Teaching phonics
  • Teaching grammar
  • Implementing and teaching an innovative curriculum
  • Monitoring, assessment and target setting
  • Inclusion
  • Moderation and the levelling of written work
  • Planning and delivering assemblies
  • Organising and leading after school clubs
  • Computing and technology in the classroom


All mentors within the schools have undergone mentor training from either Leeds Beckett University or The University of Hull.  A trained mentor will be assigned to each trainee to provide support and guidance and to carry out lesson observations and assessment against the teaching standards.
The Interview Process
Successful applicants will be invited to an interview.  The interview day will include:  a guided tour of the school led by two Year 6 pupils, a written task, a short maths task, a lesson observation, an interview, an opportunity for an informal chat with current School Direct students and a school lunch with staff and children.  Those candidates who are successful in gaining a place will receive confirmation direct from Leeds Beckett University or The University of Hull.
Work Experience
Successful candidates will be welcome to spend time in school during the Spring and Summer terms to familiarise themselves with the children, staff and school.
Skills Tests
Successful candidates must pass the skills tests in both Maths and English prior to beginning the School Direct training in September.  Support in passing the skills tests will be provided if this is required.
This is a very exciting opportunity for applicants and for the school and we look forward to receiving your application.
For further information contact Helen Elmore:   elmore@whitley.n-yorks.sch.uk

Alternatively find out more from:  http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/teacher-training-options/school-based-training/school-direct/applying
Applications should be made online at:  www.ucas.com/apply/teacher-training

Click the link below to access a range of UCAS videos which will support you in making a decision about training to become a teacher, whether School Direct is the best route for you and the application process.


School Experience Placements

If you are interested in teaching as a career, and would like to experience life in our school, then please contact us and we can arrange a placement which fits in with your existing commitments.  This will give you the opportunity to meet the children and staff, working alongside them and supporting them in the classroom.