School Direct Initial Teacher Training

School Direct is an employment based training route for individuals wishing to gain Qualified Teacher Status and a PGCE whilst working in a high performing school supported by experienced teachers, within a network of local training schools.

The Lambeth Teaching Schools Alliance offers both salaried and non-salaried School Direct programmes at primary and secondary level, we work with over 15 schools each year to provide up to 30 places for high quality ambitious trainees looking to start their teaching careers within our diverse dynamic central London borough. Our programmes are accredited by our partners Roehampton and Kingston Universities and our trainees have access to their world class training and facilities.

We have been running School Direct programmes for several years, and offer excellent access to employment opportunities once qualified through our network of local schools. Over 90% the trainees in our 2019-20 cohort went on to secure NQT positions in Lambeth.

Recruitment for School Direct programmes starting in 2021 will open in October 2020. We are recruiting for;

  • General Primary non-salaried (Bursaries of up to £5500 may be available depending on experience)

  • Bursary route secondary Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computing, Languages, English (Bursaries of up to £28,000 available)


Please join us for a virtual information event to find out more about our programme and the schools we work with on Tuesday 9th February from 4-5pm.


 To book a place on an information event or for any other queries please email Amy Lesik at 

or call us on 0208 6166 766