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About Us

The South Cumbria School Direct is based at Furness Academy, Barrow in Furness and works in close collaboration with the Ripley TSA Scitt in Lancaster.

 

This is a 12 month programme which gives you PGCE and recommendation for QTS. The PGCE includes 60 credits at Master’s level.

As a trainee teacher on the South Cumbria School Direct Programme you will spend a much greater proportion of time in school than you would on a traditional PGCE programme and the curriculum will be delivered by school expert practitioners working across our partnership. This will facilitate much stronger links between theory and practice, enabling you to apply pedagogical knowledge in the classroom and reflect upon it more immediately.

Our highly innovative curriculum is designed and delivered by us and, our partner schools, in order to train the type of teachers that schools want to employ. Our vision is to develop outstanding teaching and learning which is relevant to schools today and therefore linked to enhanced employment prospects.

 

Our partner schools are involved in the recruitment and selection of trainees and have a real commitment to their training. Our trainees are highly valued and well supported at all stages of their training by expert practitioners and outstanding mentors. They greatly enjoy the exciting and innovative curriculum which we have designed, and make excellent progress in our schools.

 

ACCREDITED PROVIDER

 

The South Cumbria School Direct Programmer will be delivered within the Ripley TSA SCITT partnership. As the Lead School in the partnership, Ripley St Thomas has a successful track record in training teachers. All The schools in the partnership are highly experienced and have all been graded outstanding or good by Ofsted. They include a range of academies and comprehensive schools in both 11-16 and 11-18 settings. We also work closely with a range of other providers to provide a broad experience for our trainees.