school direct

School Direct is a school-led path into teaching for graduates who usually have three or more years' experience of working life.

We work with the schools in our partnership (Brindishe Green, Brindishe Lee and Brindishe Manor) and John Ball School to offer places for the School Direct Programme for teacher training each September. John Ball is currently the lead school for the programme. Altogether, we will be offering 6 places for training under the salaried route to teaching. We will do this in partnership with the Institute of Education in London.

If you are interested in applying to our schools for a School Direct place, we advise you to visit our schools, read through our websites, especially our newsletters and prospectus. This will enable you to tailor your application to the individual school. Although experience of working in a primary school is not essential when selecting candidates we will give preference to those whose experience of working in a school, or similar setting, have confirmed for them their ambition to become a teacher.

Please note we are not offering part-time places. Please also note that the salary rates are as advertised on the School Direct website.

The information you need at this stage will be on the School Direct ( websites or from John Ball school.

If you are interested in applying for a School Direct place at our schools, please email Michael Roach, Executive Headteacher at John Ball as link person for our School Direct group ( . He will be able to provide you with information about our School Direct open days and can answer any further questions you may have.