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: education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching
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 gov.uk/teachschooldirect.
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 to:gov.uk/teachskillstests for more information.
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: gov.uk/get-into-teaching/teacher-training-options
*Due to the high volume of applications received and the success of our interviews we have now filled our allocated places, for primary teacher training.Recruitment for primary teaching with Mortimer Primary School is now closed.