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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:

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
  • Hebburn Lakes Primary School
  • Mosaic Federation
  • Westoe Crown Primary School
  • Hadrian Primary School
  • Marine Park Primary School
  • Whitburn Primary School

Apply for Primary Teacher Training –

You’ll need to register before you can apply –

You’ll need these codes for the Choices section of the application form:

  • training provider code: 1D7
  • training programme code: 2VRD

 Filling in your UCAS Teacher Training Application

The Qualification
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: