The University of Chichester Academy Trust School Direct Partnership provides an exciting opportunity for you to develop as a teacher within a Trust whose mission is ‘to create a vibrant, inclusive and aspirational family of academies, transforming life chances for pupils through excellent teaching and learning’.

The Trust’s sponsor and School Direct partner, The University of Chichester, has a rich history of training and educating teachers. Its Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provision, based within The Chichester Institute of Education has been graded 'Good' by Ofsted (2017)

The Trust’s close link with the University brings opportunities for all trainees to develop within school environments where staff professional learning is a key driver for the development of the Trust. This professional learning is supported by the resource of the University, including opportunities to engage with current research.

Our School Direct training programme draws upon the wide expertise within both the Trust’s academies and The Chichester Institute of Education drawing upon the strengths of both school-led training and a traditional PGCE model. It will be delivered both in our academies, where high quality teachers have developed a school-based training programme, and centrally at the University. This provides opportunities for trainees to share experiences with peers across the Trust and with other School Direct trainees.

Alongside the recommendation for QTS the training programme leads to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE Masters level) awarded by the University of Chichester. This academic award supports your development as a reflective and reflexive practitioner, encouraging you to engage with content at the forefront of your discipline.

Academies within the Trust Partnership have a longstanding commitment to ITT with school-based mentors, trained by the University, who will support each trainee to achieve their potential. In addition, each trainee will be supported by a University link tutor who oversees trainee progress and development.

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Applications for September 2017 are now closed.

Applications for September 2018 will open in October 2017.

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