School Direct

with University of Exeter

Potential teachers deserve outstanding training

Work in partnership with the University of Exeter to train outstanding new teachers. We offer a flexible approach to creating the programme that best suits your school. All options include 60 Masters-level credits for a PGCE.

5-Star Teacher Education

  • Outstanding provision for both primary and secondary phases


  • A training model widely recognised as excellent


  • Russell Group University


  • 3rd University Provider in The Good Teacher Training Guide 2013


  • 5th in the UK for world leading and internationally excellent research in Education (RAE 2008) and contributor to national Education policy


and 5 reasons for working with us on School Direct


  • Selection of different training options with alternative funding models


  • Opportunities for teachers from Primary School Direct schools to co-deliver Masters level sessions


  • Most secondary subjects offered


  • Support for schools in creating their own training programme


  • Creative solutions to school needs

For outline see below. For further details please contact: exeterpartner@exeter.ac.uk

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SCHOOL DIRECT @ EXETER

PGCE (with QTS) plus enhanced school-based experience


Trainee receives

  • Taught course including 60 credits at Masters level (Autumn term + 5 Seminar days + some self-study days) at St Luke’s Campus, University of Exeter
  • Placements in two schools totalling at least 120 days
  • Training using Exeter Model of ITE
  • Individualised programme in line with ITE criteria

Trainee pays: £9,000


School responsibilities

  • Marketing and selection in partnership with the university
  • Designing school-based training programme
  • supporting trainees with academic work in school (e.g. researching classroom practice)
  • Implement the Exeter Model of ITE
  • Preliminary experience in September
  • Trainee support in partnership with the University,
  • School placement fees and admin
  • Assessment for QTS in partnership with the University
  • Programme monitoring and development

School receives: £2,000


University responsibilities

  • Professional Services: ITT registration, DBS admin and fee, Fitness to Teach check, fee handling, IT and library access for school tutors, complaints insurance
  • Training: Taught PGCE course on St Luke’s campus including: teaching, setting and assessment of assignments, tutorial support, library and IT access, SBW visits, trainee support in partnership with school, assessment for QTS in partnership with the school, reference writing.
  • Welfare: Equal Opportunities support including BME, SEND and accessibility
  • QA of selection process and of programme; Programme management and development; External Examination; Annual programme monitoring; SBW admin; Ofsted readiness

University receives: £7,000

SCHOOL DIRECT DISTANCE (fee-paying) PGCE with QTS

Trainee receives

  • Training programme which includes a total of at least 120 days in two contrasting placements and a school-based training programme.
  • Training using Exeter Model of ITE
  • 60 credits at Masters level delivered via two University online modules

Trainee pays: £9,000


School responsibilities

  • Marketing and selection in partnership with the University
  • Designing school-based training programme
  • supporting trainees with academic work in school (e.g. researching classroom practice)
  • Subject development support
  • Implement the Exeter Model of ITE
  • Trainee support in partnership with the University
  • School placement fees and admin
  • Assessment for QTS in partnership with the University
  • Programme monitoring and development.

School receives: £4,380 per trainee


University responsibilities

  • Professional Services: ITT registration, DBS admin and fee, Fitness to Teach check, fee handling, IT and library access for school tutors, complaints insurance
  • Training: Support with design of 30 days school-based training; Distance learning modules, setting and assessment of assignments, tutorial support , library and IT access, SBW visits, trainee support in partnership with school, assessment for QTS in partnership with the school;
  • Welfare: Equal Opportunities support including BME, SEND and accessibility
  • QA of selection process and of programme; Programme management and development; External Examination; Annual programme monitoring; SBW admin; Ofsted readiness

University receives: £4,620

The University of Exeter can also work with schools to deliver a Masters level PGCE via the School Direct Distance (salaried) PGCE but schools considering this should contact Jocelyn Sumner, Partnership Director, for a discussion. email: exeterpartner@exeter.ac.uk
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