There are a number of ways to get into teaching. As well as our campus taught programmes, Northumbria offers the option of a more school-centred route through School Direct.
School Direct PGCE is an exciting opportunity to teacher train in outstanding schools alongside highly experienced teacher mentors. Your School Based Training Plan is designed by the lead school and individually tailored to develop your skills and expertise. Over the course of your training, you will gain experience in more than one school and teach across different year groups within your training age phase.
Applicants are welcomed for Early Years, Primary, Secondary Subjects and Special School places that our partner schools have been allocated.
Training in a school gives you a unique opportunity to learn from highly experienced teacher mentors.
You will follow a School Based Training Plan, which will be designed by the lead school and tailored to your own skills and expertise. You will gain experience in more than one school and teach across different year groups within your training age phase, ensuring you develop the skills to become a highly effective qualified teacher.
Explore the opportunities and details of how to apply at each of our partner schools below.
PGCE Secondary subjects are offered by:
North East Teaching School Alliance
Special School/Mainstream routes are offered by:
Benton Dene School (SEND Specialism)
Primary phase routes are offered by:
Beech Hill Primary School, Newcastle
St Margaret’s C of E Primary School, Durham
Harton Teaching School Alliance (Mortimer Primary School)
Quayside Teaching Alliance
Ponteland Partnership Alliance
SHINE Teaching School Alliance
Three River Teaching School Alliance
Wider Ponteland Partnership
Townend Teaching School Alliance
Tyne Valley Teaching School Alliance