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School Direct

Lead schools

Through the different routes provided by our two lead schools for initial teacher training, Southwark Teaching School Alliance offers a wealth of experiences and opportunities in supporting trainees to become outstanding teachers and leaders of the future.

Southwark Teaching School Alliance is an advocate of the School Direct training route which enables trainees to benefit from a ‘hands on’ approach, enabling them to shine and be the best they can be. Each lead school can offer successful trainees an excellent training opportunity that is just the start of their career pathway to becoming an outstanding teacher and potentially a headteacher of the future.

Opportunities for employment are high within both partnership schools, and there are a number of links within the alliances to support those in training to gain employment. Historically, the vast majority of trainees have found employment.