Train to teach with School Direct

Did you know you can be paid as you train to be a teacher here as part of School Direct. Find out more here... 

You can apply for a place on our School Direct training programme 2019-20 - for more information contact Kathryn Noble, the College's School Direct professional tutor, by email stating your preferred subject.

Applications are open for School Direct posts to commence in September 2019 and we are recruiting for training places in:

• History
• Chemistry
• English
• Mathematics
• Physics 


School Direct is a replacement for the Graduate Teacher Programme and allows schools to train teachers in school in the way that they want.

"School Direct is a great way to enter the teaching profession - it offers a personalised route where trainees can build on their past experiences working with young people," said Kathryn Noble.

 "We offer highly-skilled mentors and a thorough programme of support which prepare our trainees for a rewarding future career."

All positions at Stoke Damerel Community College are salaried.


All applications should be made via the UCAS website.

Stoke Damerel Community College's School Direct programme is run in partnership with University College Plymouth St Mark & St John  - with Devonport High School for Boys as lead teaching school - and will lead to Qualified Teacher Status for teaching in secondary schools.

Read all about our routes into teaching in this article in The Herald.


Get an idea of what life is like at our College by taking a look through our news archive from the past academic year.

School Direct

Department for Education: School Direct Eligibility Criteria

Plymouth Teaching School Alliance

University College Plymouth St Mark & St John