School Direct

Primary – School Direct PGCE with QTS, with options for enhanced training in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Fiveways Special School (Somerset Partnership Teaching School) and Huish Primary School  (Wessex Teaching School) work as one to lead an innovative school-led initial teacher training (ITT) programme, combining expertise from both special education and mainstream primary. Both schools are rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted and are proud of their respective Teaching School status.

Trainees undertake placements within a valued partnership of highly regarded Somerset schools, providing a range of contrasting experiences and opportunities to learn and teach alongside excellent teachers, and gain qualified teacher status (QTS).

In addition to QTS, trainees also qualify with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education qualification (PGCE), accredited by the University of Exeter.

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Working with all of our partners to offer the best in teaching and learning.

SAPHTO SEF Writing Course - Wednesday 8th July

11 Jun 2019

A full day course will explore ways to help ensure your school's SEF is clear, concise and evaluative The day will includes a practical element, giving you the opportunity to work on / update your ow...

Maths IMPACT Training Course

20 Nov 2018

Following a similar course offered to schools across Somerset, Wessex Teaching School has now embarked on the second IMPACT training course for Maths Leads in the Yeovil Federation. The three days has...

School Direct with the Wessex Teaching School and Somerset Partnership Teaching School: a collaborative approach

20 Nov 2018

For a fifth consecutive year, the School Direct programme is drawing to a close with all trainees on target to successfully complete their training and gain QTS. As in previous years, most have alread...