Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

Why go into teaching?

  • Teaching has changed. More people with a 2:1 or first degree than ever before are training to be teachers.
  • You could receive a substantial tax-free bursary while you train
  • Teacher training is better than ever before
  • Apply to train through School Direct, which is already attracting some of the top graduates in the country.

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School Direct

What is School Direct?
School Direct is an innovative new route into teaching, which was announced by the Government in 2011 in the Department for Education (DfE) strategy paper Training Our Next Generation of Outstanding Teachers. School Direct has been designed to enable outstanding schools to take a leading role in Initial Teacher Training (ITT). It is a one year full-time route into teaching, leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Darrick Wood School is the Lead School working with Bromley Schools Collegiate as our accredited ITT provider. We aim to recruit high quality graduates with the potential to become outstanding teachers with the expectation that they will then go on to work within the network of schools (although there is no absolute guarantee of employment). Once selected, trainees will work in a school/schools within the network. They will train in the classroom supported by qualified teachers and mentors observing good practice and acquiring the evidence needed to achieve Qualified Teacher Status. All routes into teaching must comply with the ITT criteria imposed by the Secretary of State and available here:

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