School Direct Secondary
Our School Direct programme creates great teachers. We believe that you can make rapid progress when you are immersed into a supportive school environment, learning from outstanding practitioners.
We work in partnership with York St John University to ensure that teaching in the classroom is underpinned with a rigorous academic understanding. Academic sessions take place on a Wednesday afternoon and these sessions are either led by York St John or EborHope staff. We use outstanding teachers within our school network to facilitate our sessions. These sessions aim to give you an academic understanding alongside pedagogical strategies to deploy in the classroom. You can then deploy these strategies in the classroom the next day as the majority of your time is spent at your base school. At EborHope, you are always treated as a member of staff and not a trainee teacher.
Why I chose EborHope TSA
“Employment rates are high across training routes because the partnership meets the needs of schools within the region and beyond. Employment rates are high across training routes because the partnership meets the needs of schools within the region and beyond.”
You will be supported by a school mentor as well as a link tutor who is based at York St John University, they will be in regular contact through informal visits and joint appraisals. There will also be a senior mentor at Ebor Hope to guide you throughout your teaching career. This is a one year programme but the support will continue into your NQT year and beyond.
Tuition fees for both the Primary and Secondary school-centred (School Direct) PGCE programme are £9,250. You may be eligible for a tax free bursary or scholarship to support your training.
Applications for both Primary and Secondary programmes must be submitted via the UCAS website.
We’d love to meet you before you apply to our Schools Direct programme. The Schools Experience Programme (SEP) gives you an opportunity to meet and observe the teachers and pupils we work with.
Our Alliance works in partnership with York St John University and leads to the award of a PGCE with a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.
If you have any questions about the course, please don’t hesitate to contact us using the form below.
The joy I have already felt from my first term with the EborHope teaching placement has affirmed that this is the job that is right for me. I have a strong support system of mentors and tutors, guiding me through beginning my teaching practice, also providing weekly sessions on the various elements involved in the job. EborHope focuses on staying true to yourself and tailoring your development around that – there is no certain mould you have to fit in for teaching, teaching is expressing your personality and knowledge in your own individual way.
I wanted to be involved in a School Direct programme, so after searching on UCAS I discovered Ebor Hope - when I looked on the website it was clear and easy to understand.
Ebor Hope Teaching Schools Alliance goes above and beyond to help the trainees on the programme. The connections through Ebor Hope have also been very beneficial and helped me greatly; being able to see how science is run at St. Peter’s School was a wonderful experience. The partnership with YSJ seems to be very strong and I like how sessions on a Wednesday are either run by YSJ or Ebor Hope staff.
I have had a really positive experience so far, the link with the university and school is seamless. The department I am in is very welcoming and the support I am getting is great. My mentor is also very experienced and knowledgeable which is great when I need help or advice.