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If you are a school considering hosting a trainee teacher please contact us for more information.
The Forest Learning Alliance is a Primary specific teaching school in Berkshire. We have an invested interest in ‘growing our own’ teachers through spotting talent and potential; we can coach and nurture our trainees towards employment in local schools as highly sought after and highly skilled teachers. Since 2013, we have supported more than 100 teachers enter the profession.
There are two routes for the School Direct programme – salaried or fee-funded. Both routes are the same in terms of duration and course structure. The funding is different and will affect schools in different ways. We will guide you through this structure. At the end of the training, School Direct trainees, will achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), and can also obtain a PGCE, if they choose the additional PGCE training option.
Trainees on this route are classed as students and, as such, are not employed by the host school or FLA. They pay their own tuition fees, and the FLA receives a payment from the University of Reading to fund the administration, supplementary training and mentor costs. There are no additional costs to schools in the FLA.
Trainees on this route are employed by the host school as an unqualified teacher for the duration of the year. The cost of the salary is subsidised by the funding received from the DfE. In addition to this, for those schools who are FLA members, FLA completes all administration of the programme and organises/ funds additional supplementary training to complement the central training at the University of Reading. (For non-alliance members there is an FLA admin fee of £450).
Contact us to discuss further.