School Direct

School Direct

Are you inspired to teach?

Do you want to train within our local area?

Then you are in the right place

At Northern Saints, we are inspiring the next generation of teachers and we provide Initial Teacher Training via the School Direct route.

St Aloysius, Hebburn (evaluated as an Outstanding provider by Ofsted), are a lead school for Carmel Teacher Training Partnership (, successfully supporting primary teachers.

About the programme:

  • Rated Outstanding by Ofsted
  • We are a lead school for the largest school direct provider in the North East
  • It offers a local training place meeting your needs

The pursuit of excellence is our ethos, based upon the expectation that everyone strives for quality, and we bring that passion and commitment to everything we do. We ensure that our training programme is personalised for the individual needs of our trainees. There is no better place for you to start your teaching career than with us. We work in a friendly, nurturing and inspiring setting, where you will be valued and supported.

The Initial Teacher Training takes candidates through the School Direct programme and provides a great alternative to training through a university. Because our training is school based, we provide you with practical, job based learning from the start. As you are working in a school, you are also much more likely to get a job at the end of your training. In fact, over 96% of our trainees go on to secure a permanent teaching role, the majority of them in their host schools.

The programme is a blend of training rooted in school experience and underpinned by academic rigour. All our trainees have the opportunity to study for PGCE at Masters level.

To apply:

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