The SD (Salaried) Route:

What Type Of Course Is This?
Training:

School Direct (salaried) trainees are employed as an unqualified teacher for the duration of the training year.

 

 

Salary:

The school is responsible for paying your salary while you train. This will be at least at the first point of the Unqualified Teacher Scale (which for the 2022-23 academic year was £18,169)

 

Applications:

There is a high level of competition for places on the SD course. so we advise that individuals apply as early as possible – ideally in the Autumn term before the year of their training. SD candidates have an interview first with the Shire as the Training provider and, if successful, a second interview at their employing school 

 

 

The majority of training takes place in the employing and second placement schools, including substantial teaching experience. Trainees will have responsibilities for a class from the beginning of the course, teaching the whole class for a minimum of 70% of the time in the Autumn term and 70% of the time in the Spring and 80% in the Summer term. There is also a centre-based training element consisting of 23 days of training based at the Shire Foundation located in Hillborough Junior School, Luton. For this reason HJS/Shire Alliance can normally only work with trainees/schools located within a 30 mile radius of the training centre

Employing Schools:

As there is no longer any government funding for this route, candidates for this route will only be considered if they already have a prospective employing school in place at the time of application.

 

Please note that employing schools should normally be located within 30 mile radius of  Luton.

 

Please Note:

 

  • SD awards Qualified Teacher Status but graduates may find that the QTS only route is not widely accepted for teaching overseas. 

 

  • As there is no longer any government funding for this route, there is a £5,000 tuition fee.  This should be paid by the trainee and/or school.  As this is a salaried route, you will not be eligible for a student loan.  The payment is due in 3 instalments (Sept, Dec and April)"