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School Direct Teacher Training




School Direct Teacher Training

Who we are

Trinity School is a Lead School for the School Direct programme of Initial Teacher Training (ITT). The Trinity Partnership programmes are accredited by the University of Reading and lead to PGCE and/or QTS qualifications.

Trinity is the lead school in the partnership. We work with other schools, including our Trust schools Fir Tree Primary School and Nursery and Speenhamland School. We also have training links with other schools in the area to provide flexibility for second placement opportunities and particular subject specialisms.

What is School Direct?

A School Direct ITT programme will give trainees a largely school-based training programme, supported with time spent at the University of Reading. For 2022/23 we are offering training courses in 12 different subject areas, with unsalaried places available in Secondary English, Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Computing, Geography, History, Languages (French, French and Spanish or French and German), Design & Technology, Art & Design, PE, Drama, Music and Religious Education. 

Unsalaried places are available to anyone with an appropriate degree; unsalaried trainees have access to student finance, but also very attractive bursaries of up to £30,000 in shortage subjects including maths and physics.

Why choose the Trinity Partnership?

The Trinity Partnership offers an excellent blend of university-based theory with a school centric approach to hands on teaching. The graduated approach to teaching allows trainee teachers to begin their career with confidence, experienced mentors work closely with the trainee to allow them to develop at their own pace and ensure trainees make progress throughout their time in their placement schools.

The school has worked with The University of Reading for many years and mentors at the school have an excellent working relationship with the University Tutors at Reading.

The Trinity Partnership also offers an excellent and robust school based professional studies programme based on the latest research in education. Trainees who come to the Trinity Partnership are highly employable and often find roles either within our schools or within the Reading Partnership.

Further details about teacher training, including bursaries, can be accessed through the following link:


Further general details about teacher training, including bursaries, can be accessed through the following link:

Applications for School Direct programme are made through the DfE, not directly to the school. Further details, and instructions about how to apply can be found using this link:

Further information about the University of Reading ITT provision can be found using this link:

For further details please get in touch on or 01635 510500.