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School Direct is a new  way for people to train to become teachers. There are various routes into the profession, and for those wishing to seek clarification, the Teaching Agency is the best starting point:

Mortimer Primary School, in partnership with the Harton Teaching School Alliance is the lead primary training school for School Direct applicants wishing to apply for Primary PGCE places.

Mortimer Primary School, currently work with a number of strategic partners in hosting and accommodating student placements.

  • Mortimer Primary School
  • Harton Primary School
  • Ashley Primary School
  • Hebburn Lakes Primary School
  • Valley View Primary School
  • Westoe Crown Primary School

Applying for a School Direct place
Applications are now open for School Direct candidates, who can apply via

Skills Tests
Before commencing an Initial Teacher Training course, applicants are required to complete a Skills Test. The Harton Teaching School Alliance and our university Initial Teacher Training Providers will be unable to accept successful applicants onto the course until these tests have been passed.
Please go for more information.

The Qualification
There are various qualifications one can achieve in becoming a qualified teacher. The Harton Teaching School Alliance and our university partners are committed to providing applicants with the best possible teaching qualification. Therefore, our successful trainees will enter the teaching profession with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, which will include 60 Masters Level Credits. The M Level Credits represent a third of a Masters qualification. Again, the Teaching Agency is the best starting point:

Applications for 2018-19 are now open via UCAS.