About The Programme

Schools Direct training will be delivered by Specialist Leaders of Education and Senior Leaders from our trust schools and this will be enhanced by training and support sessions provided by Roehampton University. Our mentors are outstanding teachers and are also required to undertake training to develop their mentoring skills. This includes coaching, effective classroom observation and feedback skills. The level of guidance and advice that trainees receive is of an exceptionally high standard and we pride ourselves in the successful relationships we foster with each student.

In addition to this, you will be part of a strong team of students who will meet regularly to train, share experiences and build on good teaching practice adding a support network accessible throughout the year.

Course Content

During the course of your training, you will gain experience working within different settings across our trust and with children of differing abilities. This will ensure that you receive a broad understanding of the range of teaching required to suit the differing needs, ability and socio-economic backgrounds of the pupils.


PACE Academy Trust works in partnership with Roehampton University and students work towards their PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

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