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Aspire Education Alliance


Teacher Training

Headteacher and School Business/HR Manager Meeting

21/10/2021 9.30am-10.30am via Zoom

Email Aspire to book your place and receive meeting code

**Important changes to salaried funding route for 2021/2022 and beyond


Any school wishing to join the School Direct programme

to host students please contact:


Warren Junior School is an outstanding school that acts as the

Lead School for Primary and Special trainees offering teacher training positions through School Direct.


We work in partnership with Goldsmith’s University of London to provide Initial Teacher Training through the School Direct programme. Goldsmith’s is one of the largest providers of teacher training and a world renowned leader in the field. Placements can be at any of the Good or Outstanding Strategic Partner schools within the alliance, including Trinity Special School.


The School Direct training programme is open to both top graduates and career changers. It offers talented individuals the chance to be part of a teaching team from day one by combining teacher training with on the job learning. The support and guidance given to all trainees ensure that the placements are successful and work in harmony with the university. Trainees are based in their ‘host school’ for the year with a second placement of up to six weeks in a contrasting age range during the spring term. All mentors are experienced teachers and senior leaders.


Why choose School Direct with us?

  • High quality school-based training
  • Train in supportive, creative, good and outstanding schools
  • Outstanding practitioners and lead teachers delivering the programme
  • A proven track record of successful teacher training
  • Excellent potential for employment in a school after training
  • All trainees will benefit from an experience in a special school setting


Please click on this link for further information: School Direct Fact Sheet


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For further details or questions you may have please contact:



School Direct Programme 2022 / 2023 ***NOW OPEN***


All applicants will need to use the DfE Apply portal:


Search for a course: 


Important codes for your application:


Aspire Training Provider Code: 27K


Salaried Route:

Code: 2Q3G

You will need to secure a training school for the salaried route before you apply. Contact Aspire to provide details and discuss the application process.

Undertaken observations of classroom practice and be ready to teach a modified timetable in September. Be paid a salary by the employing school, school pays university fees and Aspire training fees.


Tuition (non-salaried) Route:

Code: 2Q2Y

Undertaken observations of classroom practice, a gradually incrementing timetable of teaching and trainee to fund the university fees.


Applications will be given careful consideration and we will contact you if you are selected for interview. 


For 2022-2023 we are offering PGCE placements through the salaried and tuition (non-salaried) routes, all of which will be based across Local Barking and Dagenham Primary Schools and Trinity Special School.


All applicants must have achieved a standard equivalent to a Grade C/4 in GCSE examinations in English, Mathematics and Science and have a degree (2:2 or higher). We do accept results 'pending' and equivalency tests for GCSEs.


For further information on all recent partner schools please look at their websites below:


Furze Infant School

Godwin Primary School

Hunters Hall Primary School

Monteagle Primary School

Newbridge Special School

Northbury Primary School

Roding Primary School 

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School (Barking)

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School (Dagenham) 

St Peter's Catholic Primary School

St Vincent's Primary School

Trinity Special School

Warren Junior School

William Ford Junior School


Any school wishing to join the School Direct programme

to host students please contact: