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School Direct

Our purpose is to provide quality teacher training within a community of schools that are committed to coaching a future work force of exceptional quality. We listen to our trainees and schools to meet individual needs within the altering demands of a dynamic educational system.

Our trainees have enjoyed 100% success in gaining employment at the end of their PGCE courses.

The Bath & Mendip Partnership Teaching School (TBMPTS) is based at Fosse Way Teaching School (rated ‘Outstanding’ last 3 OFSTED inspections). TBMPTS works closely with Bath Spa University (OFSTED rated ‘Outstanding’) the HEI partner for the ITT programme, with whom we are also currently engaged in a number of research projects.

TBMPTS provides School Direct Primary General courses for PGCE/QTS status on a non-salaried route only. Details of the course can be found here.

Applications are made via UCAS, candidates will require a minimum 2:2 degree and first-hand experience of working within a children’s/young person’s setting prior to the start of the PGCE course. Candidates will have to pass the Literacy and Numeracy skills test as a pre-requisite for entry on the programme. An enhanced DBS check is also required.

Our host schools cover a wide range of sizes, contexts and phases and are located between Street in Somerset and Bath. All trainee hosting schools have been OFSTED graded as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ our current partner schools are:

Our trainees say;
‘Your next cohort do not know how lucky they are to have been accepted on your course.’ – Primary PGCE trainee

‘It has been one of the hardest/rewarding years of my life and I’m so glad I chose the school direct route this year.’ – Primary PGCE trainee

Current trainees:

‘The school is lovely. Along with the children and the staff! We all had class assembly today and it entailed me leading the children in a rap! It was all good and fun and the children were amazing!’

‘Things are going really well at school. It’s a really good school and the class are lovely! I’m really enjoying it.’

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