Teacher Training at Halterworth

Schools Direct – Initial Teacher Training with The Halterworth Consortium

“This is an outstanding model of best practice in initial teacher education (ITT)”

(External Examiner/ Ofsted for Winchester University July 2016)

****Only a few places remaining for 2017-18***

If you would like to visit and find out about our programme please make contact with Jayne Fahey – our programme leader


please email: j.fahey@halterworth.hants.sch.uk or telephone the school on 01794 512028

For our Isle of Wight Teacher Training offer please see below

 IoW School Direct Flyer

Applications for 2017 – 18 will  are now open.

We are excitied to be selected by Department for Education to support Isle of Wight schools with this unique partnership opportunity.

We recommend that candidates prepare in advance for application via UCAS.

Thank you for your interest in Schools Direct. We thoroughly recommend this route into teaching. You will gain a significant amount of supported classroom experience, enabling you to be ready for the demands and delights of your first class one day. All of our previous students are successfully employed as qualified teachers in primary schools, bringing with them the high standards we expect for ourselves as professionals and for the children we teach.

What is School Direct?

School Direct is a school-led teacher training programme.  School Direct courses are designed by a group of schools (sometimes known as a consortium) in partnership with a university. A School Direct course lasts a year and you will train in at least two schools.

Why choose School Direct?

School Direct provides a fantastic experience if you want to train and learn ‘on the job’. You’ll be part of a school based teaching team from the very start, receiving intensive support from experienced teachers and mentors. You have the opportunity to become immersed in school life, which means when you begin your first job you are more able to understand the life and times of a school. You won’t be expected to teach full classes unsupported until the school thinks you’re ready. Typically, School Direct students teach 50%, 60% & 70% over the three school terms.

There are 2 main types of School Direct training placements available:

School Direct (tuition fee) places

These places are open to all graduates and funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee. The fees for our programme are £9000 and this can be financed by a government loan from Student Finance.

School Direct (salaried) places

These places are aimed mainly at graduates with 3 or more years’ work experience. However, the large majority of salaried students come with significant classroom experience which is more than visits to a classroom.  Trainees are employed as an unqualified teacher and assume a more rapid entry to the classroom than training route candidates.. Please contact us for more information about the actual annual salary. On the salaried route, the trainee is not liable for any fees and will not be eligible for a training bursary. Competition for this route is high, please explore all options.

It may be possible to consider a third assessment only route, whereby the student is awarded QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and is ‘self-funded’ at a lower cost of £6,000, which is not covered by a student loan.


The main School Direct routes carry the award of qualified teacher status (QTS) if successful and also lead to the award of a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with credits towards a Master’s Degree awarded by Winchester University.


Because the financial support arrangements change each year, click on the link to see if you are eligible for a training bursary or scholarship

Information on student loans on finance can by clicking on the link:


The Consortium schools in 2017-18 are: (click on each school name to visit their website)

Halterworth Primary, Wellow School, Awbridge Primary, Cupernham Infant and Junior Schools, North Baddesley Infant & Junior Schools, Nursling CE Primary, Rownhams St Johns Cof E School, Braishfield Primary, Romsey Primary, Romsey Abbey School, Otterbourne CE Primary, Stoke Park Infant & Junior schools  Blackfield Primary School Northwood Primary (IoW), Nettlestone Primary (IoW), Newchurch Primary (IoW) & Hunnyhill Primary (IoW)

Applications for School Direct are made via UCAS website  here  http://www.ucas.com/apply/teacher-training

If you have any queries regarding this access route into teaching via our Consortium or wish to visit us and talk through your interest? Please telephone the school office on 01794 512028 to make an appointment with Jayne Fahey our Programme Leader. We look forward to meeting you.
We also offer School Experience Placements (SEP) on Mondays and Wednesday each week (please contact us directly is you are unable to these days). Please sign up for these via the Dfe website here…

We wish you well with your application.

Please find all the contact information about our consortium of schools for  2017 here.

Our Consortium Schools