School Direct

The Park School Partnership PGCE School Direct Training to Teach in association with The University of the West of England

The Park School Partnership is able to provide a unique learning experience, which will provide diverse opportunities through school-based training, whilst also offering links to the expertise of the University of the West of England for aspects of the core teacher training programme. You will be part of a cohort of up to 7 PGCE students training for Primary Teaching.

The Primary PGCE programme is based at the schools within the partnership. The schools are:

The Park Primary School, Parkwall Primary School, The Ridge Junior School, Crossways Junior School and Crossways Infant School.

We are able to provide a diverse experience of working in the primary age range with schools that serve a wide variety of socio economic areas, all through primary schools, separate Infant and Junior schools and different sized schools.

 Trainees will be based in one of the schools where they teach for most of the week. Mentors in each school who are expert practitioners will support trainees in becoming members of the various teaching teams in the schools during the year. Many of the teaching staff have been mentors for PGCE students over the years and are confident and skilled in school-based aspects of the training programme.

The programme will offer exposure to a number of different settings, with placements in two different schools, in addition to training time at UWE.

About the Partnership
Child Care Facilities


Disability Access


Public Transport


Student Facilities


Study Facilities


About this Training Programme


The Aims of the Programme


Structure: Content


Study Time: Personal Support




Special Features: Placements




Entry Requirements


Additional Requirements


Disclosure of Criminal Background


Department for Education Professional Skills Tests


Standards and Requirements




For Further Information


What We Are Looking For


How to Apply


The Selection Process