School Direct

Pupils receive expert help to gain the reading and writing skills they need to do well in all subjects. As a result, pupils make good progress

There is much joy in this school. Pupils value their teachers, and the rich and diverse community in which they learn

Teachers take account of individual pupils’ needs in their good lesson planning. They make sure that pupils, even those who arrive at unusual points in the school year, are quickly assimilated and make good progress

Teaching is strong in the sixth form. Teachers are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects. They show great commitment. Students are fulsome in their praise of the impact their teachers have had on their future education

Lessons are characterised by strong and positive relationships between pupils and teachers. Teachers know pupils well. Often teachers target the learning that individual pupils need because they know them so well

In key stages 1 and 2 teachers plan many opportunities for pupils to deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills.

I found The Bemrose School to be challenging but ultimately rewarding and as a result, have continued to teach here. I feel it has prepared me for teaching anywhere.

The Bemrose School is working in partnership with DTSA (Chellaston School; training provider code name: A1514; training provider code: 1ED) and the University of Nottingham to train graduates ‘on the job’. All trainees who successfully complete the School Direct course with us will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status and will gain a PGCE with masters’ level credits. The university has a long history of Initial Teacher Education and we have worked together closely to develop a high quality programme.

Trainees spend four days in school and one day at the University on a Friday. Fridays will be an opportunity to work with primary and secondary trainees and the sessions will form an integral part of the work you do in school. The Bemrose School includes both a primary and secondary phase as well as a post-16 section – this is a unique and exciting opportunity to work across the 3 – 19 age range within the East Midlands region.

Each trainee will have a mentor assigned by the school who will undertake regular training at the University. You will also be allocated a University tutor who will work closely with you and your mentor and coordinator. From the beginning of the course, which starts at the end of August, you will be regarded as a beginning teacher and will attend development days, consultation sessions and extra-curricular activities.

In the second term you will undertake a placement in a second school for a period of three weeks. This is an opportunity to learn within a different context and share your experiences with other trainees. The practical experience is underpinned by theoretical approaches that are discussed and explored on the Friday sessions.  There is a focus on both ‘Schools and Society’ and ‘Teaching and Learning’ and your assignments will ensure that these aspects are closely considered in relation to your teaching in school.

Please take the time to have a look at the video from UCAS about how to apply for a School Direct placement if this is of interest to you. We currently have positions available for you to apply for.