School Direct

Halstow Primary School is one of the lead teaching schools in the Royal Greenwich Teaching School Alliance, orchestrating initial teacher training across a hub of local primary schools. We work in partnership with the wider group of alliance schools to ensure we provide students with the best possible learning experience for life in the classroom. Halstow Primary is also a member of The Compass Partnership of Schools; a multi-academy trust of five primary schools and one all-through special school, with a reputation for research-led, innovative practice and expertise in school improvement. By having special school within our Trust, we offer students unique access to the best practice in special educational needs. We also work in close partnership with Wingfield Primary School, who will be joining our multi-academy trust later in 2018.

 
The Halstow School Direct Hub works in partnership with Goldsmith’s University to host a growing number of School Direct places each year. Goldsmith’s, University of London, has been training teachers since 1904 and has been recognized as one of the UK’s top creative universities as voted for by students. The department of Educational Studies contains world-class academics including their Professor of Children’s Literature Michael Rosen.
 
We currently have trainees on two pathways to becoming a qualified teacher. We have School Direct Fee Paying trainees and School Direct Salaried trainees. All School Direct Fee-paying trainees are enrolled on a Postgraduate PGCE, with 60 master’s credits. School Direct Salaried trainees can be offered either a QTS only award or the PGCE.
 
We are delighted to be part of the School Direct programme and look forward to working with trainees who are interested in a career in the classroom. We firmly believe that it is an excellent way to learn and qualify to become a teacher. School Direct gives candidates the opportunity to gain practical experience that is personalised to the needs of the individual trainee supported by the very best that Universities have to offer.
 
Our hub schools offer a diverse range of contexts for students to develop their teaching skills in and provide unique opportunities for students to share experiences.
 
Our hub schools are:
 
Please visit each school’s website to get a flavour of their unique ethos and values.
 
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Enjoy your year with us and make the most of the opportunities that the experience offers you.