We are really excited to be recruiting for our School Direct Programme again over recent weeks here at Gateway!

The new DfE Apply service, aimed at streamlining the recruitment process for both candidates and providers, opened in October and since then we have been busy shortlisting and interviewing candidates. It really is one of the most exciting times of year as we meet candidates and begin to grow our next cohort of inspirational and dedicated trainee teachers – we have made 8 offers in the last week alone so are off to a strong start! As always, we are so lucky to have the fantastic support of our partner schools, all of whom are enjoying recruiting in person again rather than virtually, as we did last year!

We run our programme in partnership with the University of Warwick to train primary teachers across Warwickshire and Coventry- this year we have 28 trainees in our schools! The programme is well established, running since 2012, and trainees benefit from Lead Mentor support, a programme of alliance based training run in our, partner schools and a strong network of experienced and passionate mentors to help them make the most of their time in school.

If you are interested in training to teach or have a colleague or friend who is, please do put them in touch with us! Or maybe you are a school who is keen to get involved in training the next generation of teachers? Either way, we are happy to talk to schools and candidates about the programme and what Gateway can offer! Get in touch with Sally, our ITT Programme Lead, by phone 07584959748 or email hewitt.s2@welearn365.com to find out more!