School Direct: plan your programme

Information for schools who are developing their school-led initial teacher training (ITT) programme.



This document contains a set of practical questions to help you decide how your School Direct programme will be set up and run. It suggests a number of areas to consider, including:

  • the kind of candidates you want to recruit
  • how you will make the best use of expertise available across your school partners and from your chosen training provider
  • how you will move trainees into employment after their training

It also includes questions to ask teacher training providers, such as:

  • the subjects, phases, specialisms and qualifications they offer
  • where your trainees would go for training
  • how involved your school would be in recruitment and selection
Published 6 August 2014