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 salaried and non-salaried (Salary offered at least £21,000)

  • Primary with maths non-salaried

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


If you are interested in finding out more please join us for our 45 minute virtual information events on;

Monday 23rd November at 4pm (Primary and Secondary)

Tuesday 19th January at 4pm (Primary and Secondary)


 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