School Direct Training Opportunities 2018-19 (fee paying distance learning model)

For the academic year 2018-2019 Launceston College Multi Academy Trust and Duchy Academy Trust Partnership have ten PGCE School Direct places. There are eight secondary places available; in mathematics, physics, chemistry and English and two primary general places.

School Direct is an exciting teacher training route for top graduates, who want to be part of a school team from day one. You will pay training fees however you may be eligible for a bursary of up to £20,000 or a scholarship of £25,000 to support you while you train.

Launceston College Multi Academy Trust and Duchy Academy Trust Partnership are committed to the highest standards of learning for students and staff. All schools in the partnership place the development of staff and the development of teaching and learning at the centre of their drive to improve student achievement. A beginning teacher would be part of this.

A skilful team of ASTs work across the partnership and provide outstanding support to all staff with programmes such as the Outstanding Teacher Programme offering high quality internal professional development. Both secondary and primary ASTs work closely and supportively together to share and develop best practice with an active interest in seeking out and incorporating the latest research. You would have the support of this team in addition to your subject specialist.

Launceston College and Duchy Academy Trust run the School Direct course in partnership with the University of Exeter which has been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted and is one of the nation’s leading institutions when it comes to teacher training.  This means that in addition to the high level of support at Launceston College you will be registered with the University of Exeter and they will provide you will with additional support to gain QTS and a programme of online Masters modules which will enable you to gain the PGCE qualification.  The Masters modules are delivered by distance learning, through two online 30-credit modules. To find out more about their involvement with the programme please visit their website.

If you would like to join our team then you need to apply directly through the UCAS website.

For more information please contact Nicola Trubridge (Initial Teacher Education Coordinator) on

Additional Information: Secondary Science

We are seeking to appoint outstanding trainee teachers of science to start in September 2017.  You should be enthusiastic and innovative and will join a large, friendly and successful team in the science faculty. Successful trainees will be required to teach science at Key Stages 3 & 4 and to engage with their specialist area at A Level.

Science is a very strong faculty in the College with large A level numbers and provides excellent facilities.  The faculty delivers 6 AS and A2 science based courses and is proud of the successes achieved at both GCSE and post 16 qualifications.  We have a fantastic team of science technicians and a science based HLTA whom both support teaching, learning and quality targeted intervention.

Science is taught in mixed ability tutor group classes in Year 7.  From Year 8 onwards pupils are divided into broad bands by ability.  In Years 7, 8 and 9 the National Curriculum in Science is taught by means of a series of modules devised by the College.

Additional information: Secondary Mathematics

We are seeking to appoint outstanding trainee teachers of mathematics.  You should be enthusiastic and passionate about mathematics and will join a friendly and supportive faculty. The successful trainees will be required to teach mathematics at Key Stages 3 & 4 and will be offered experience of teaching at Key Stage 5.

Mathematics is taught in attainment groups from Year 7 to Year 11 and we use a scheme of learning that ensures our pupils are challenged to make outstanding progression in their learning. We have a successful A Level programme offering both A Levels in mathematics and further mathematics. We also offer mathematical studies.

The department works collaboratively to engage with pedagogical developments and to ensure that we are learning as teachers and therefore providing our students with the best possible opportunities and outcomes. Successful applicants will be able to be part of this professional faculty and to learn alongside outstanding mathematics teachers.

Additional information: Secondary English

Do you possess a passion for the English language and literature? Do you have an infectious positivity which could inspire learning?

The English & Media faculty works in a collaborative way, ensuring a challenging curriculum which stretches and inspires all students. This is underpinned by highly effective feedback and marking strategies, helping make our students’ progress outstanding. Students are encouraged to take risks and develop enquiring and reflective minds. KS4 classes are taught in mixed ability groupings. AS and A levels are offered in Language, Literature and Media Studies. A level Creative Writing is also offered to gifted KS4 writers.

Be prepared to engage with a rich diet of enrichment activities, including working in partnership with the RSC and Arvon Foundation writing project. The suitable candidate is expected to add to the extra-curricular provision.

All teachers are involved in continuous professional development, extending their pedagogy through: action research projects, Masters pathways, Outstanding teacher Programmes and Middle Leadership programmes. Both staff and students alike, keep the faculty motto in mind: “To unpathed waters; undreamed shores”.

Additional Information: Primary

You will be trained in a highly supportive and aspirational environment and will develop the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for the delivery of creative, purposeful and challenging teaching and learning. Your training will be based in both Callington Primary and will be delivered by expert teachers. This will be enhanced by tutorial support and an induction day attendance at the University of Exeter, as well as on-line learning modules and the opportunity to gain one third of a Masters qualification.

You will have the opportunity to teach and experience the full primary age-range at Callington Primary, from 5-11, and will also have a second placement at a partner school. You will have full access to the University of Exeter and will benefit from outstanding tutorial support as well as access to library and IT services.

You will be assigned two mentors, a class teacher and a member of the senior leadership team. Your training experience will be as if you are a member of staff and you will attend staff meetings, faculty meetings, training and development days. You will be in school from the first week of your course so you will feel part of the team from day one.