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School Direct Teacher Training Placements

We are recruiting for School Direct teacher training placements (salaried and non-salaried).
Teaching can be an immensely rewarding career choice and these training placements will help you develop the skills and gain the necessary experience required for you to become a fully qualified teacher.

School Direct 2014-15 Recruitment Fair

Monday 28th April 2014 at The Institute of Education

Maggie Hulson from Gladesmore Community School will be on hand to discuss School Direct and application queries.

Gladesmore is the lead school in a partnership with Bishop Douglass RC School and East Barnet School  in collaboration with London University Institute of Education. The partnership is working together to offer training places for those interested in entering the teaching profession.
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Gladesmore Community School - School Direct Programme

  • Minimum of 2:1 degree in chosen subject area
  • GCSE in English and Mathematics (Grade C or above)
  • 3 years professional experience (salaried)


Application Process

The new round of applications, for those wishing to train in the academic year Sept 2014/15, will open via the UCAS system on November 21st 2013. You should use the URL to ensure you gain access the correct advice, guidance, search tool, and Apply system.


Please do not send any details of your applications to the schools.

Please note that we do not confirm receipt of applications, although information concerning your application will be updated on the UCAS website.

Selection process

Applications are forwarded to the other schools in the partnership as appropriate for due consideration. Candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted and invited to participate in the selection process by one of the partnership schools. You will need to provide two professional referees and will be invited to complete a school specific Application Form. We do not inform candidates if they have not been shortlisted, although the status of your application will be regularly updated on the UCAS website.

Prior to appointment, formal checks will be made in accordance with the current requirements relating to child protection this will include an enhanced DBS check.


  • Gladesmore Community School
  • Salaried = Mathematics
  • Non Salaried = MFL
  • East Barnet School
  • Salaried = Physics and Chemistry
  • Bishop Douglass RC Specialist Science College
  • Salaried = Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Chemistry, Food Studies (Design&Technology)
Please indicate in your application which subject you would like to train in and also indicate if you happen to have a preference of school. In your statement it would be helpful to know why you would like to train as a teacher and what makes you suitable.
In addition, check the Department for Education National College for Teaching & Leadership website to see if the applications process is live. If it is, you should also register on line with Schools Direct CLICK HERE for the link.

Gladesmore Community School Orientation and Interview Days



Fri 10th Jan – open morning - please book by contacting

Mon 3rdFeb 2014- first interview day

Mon 3rdMarch 2014- second interview day


The first of these three days will be an open day. This will provide you with an opportunity to visit the school, meet with the Head Teacher and the Professional Mentor, and ask questions about the programme.

You should then submit applications via the UCAS system, within 5 days of the open morning.

Mon 3rd February is our first interview day. After careful perusal of application forms, we will invite successful applicants to attend, and for the first part of the day they will be given the opportunity to demonstrate skills in working with young people in an informal group setting, take part in a discussion and carry out a lesson planning exercise.

Should this section of the day go well, then applicants will be invited to stay on for the rest of the day and work in the classroom alongside experienced teachers, as well as take a numeracy test, a formal writing test, and have a short interview with the Head teacher.

Those applicants who are successful on their first interview day will be invited to a second interview on Mon 3rd March. We will then hold formal selection interviews and provide applicants with the opportunity to teach a lesson in their subject.

Tony Hartney,
24 Nov 2013, 11:44