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Train to teach with North Devon Teaching School Alliance

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The North Devon Teaching School Alliance is a group of dynamic and forward looking schools who work together to offer the best for our pupils and staff. We actively support schools to improve and continually push ourselves to get better.

We are based in the lovely area of North Devon which offers beautiful surroundings to explore and a wealth of activities to take part in. As a School Direct trainee teacher you will be part of the team from day one.  School Direct is one of a range of routes into teaching and is highly successful as a route to employment.

The programme has been developed and is led by current outstanding practitioners and offers places to a very small number of the highest quality graduates providing placements in some of the best schools in Devon and the South West.  We are supported by the University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth both of whom have a wealth of experience in Teacher training. They accredit the PGCE element of our programmes (60 masters level credits) whilst also providing quality assurance and expertise to the delivery.

Our course comes highly recommended by our students who have rated it 100% year on year for quality & and student satisfaction.   School Direct is designed by practicing staff to produce outstanding trainees that we wish to employ.   We are constantly investing in our programme and work with our trainees to meet their needs.

By remaining small and select we are able to tailor the course to the needs of each individual with opportunities to shape experiences and to develop strengths and specialisms.  The highest quality students benefit from being trained by outstanding specialists in the North Devon area who are at the cutting edge of education.

Having employed teachers from a variety of programmes we have been able to develop the strengths and weaknesses of each to develop a robust and thorough programme that best meets the needs of all trainee teachers.  This course provides a distinct advantage for those wishing to gain employment in the North Devon area.

The programme has exceptional success for employment with 100% of students employed from 2013-15.

Within the NDTSA we are committed to developing our teachers throughout their NQT year and beyond.  We have developed an NQT programme involving training, action research and leadership hubs to prepare teachers for their career and future leadership.