Carlisle School Direct

School Direct is an innovative training route where schools recruit,  support and provide high quality placement experiences for their own trainees. with the expectation that they will then go on to be employed within the school  in which they were trained, or another school within the partnership. Although there is no absolute guarantee of employment, schools will support trainees in securing their first appointment. 

“We quickly absorb the student teacher as a member of staff and this supports their ability to learn.” Mentor Carlisle School Direct.

“The School Direct programme has provided top quality school led training which created highly employable and skilled teachers. Kingmoor Junior School’s staff and pupils have benefited from this approach to ITT and recruitment. We are proud to be aligned with the CSD alliance.” Andy Cairns, Head Teacher.

“The calibre of the NQT is a high standard in terms of skills, knowledge and readiness to teach.” Kuldip McMullan, Head Teacher, Stanwix Primary.

For further information and for how to apply:
Or for further Carlisle School Direct  information contact: Jacqui Percival

Please click the links below for information regarding School Direct.

Carlisle Schools Direct Brochure

Carlisle School Direct Programme Handbook

School Direct Mentor/Student Booklet

We offer a non-salaried route into teaching, for further information about course fees, student loans and available bursaries please see information on:

Secondary lead school is Trinity School

Trinity School

For information about some of the primary schools involved, please see the Carlisle Schools Partnership website which has links to individual schools.




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