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School Direct Secondary PGCE

School Direct Secondary PGCE

About the programme

At Hope Learning Trust we provide a truly school-centred Secondary PGCE programme. EborHope Teaching Schools Alliance works in partnership with York St John University to ensure that teaching in the classroom is underpinned with a rigorous academic understanding. Academic sessions take place on a Wednesday afternoon and these sessions are either led by York St John or Hope Learning Trust staff. They aim to give our training teachers an academic understanding alongside pedagogical strategies to deploy in the classroom. One of our aims is to grow advocacy with our staff both inside and outside of Hope Learning Trust. Hence, we use outstanding teachers within our school network to facilitate our academic sessions on the PGCE  programme.

We currently offer the School Direct PGCE in the following subjects: English, Maths, Religious Education, History, Geography, Drama, Music, Modern Foreign Languages, PE, PE with Ebacc, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

We are looking for training teachers who:

  • have a passion for teaching and a love of learning.
  • are committed to ensuring that all pupils can succeed no matter what their background or starting point.
  • are enthusiastic, combined with excellent organisational skills.
  • have the ability to reflect and develop as critical professionals.
  • can express ideas clearly and succinctly.
  • have a high level of resilience and respond well to constructive feedback.
  • show personal initiative and can work well with peers, pupils, tutors, staff and parents alike.


If you, or someone you know, is interested in applying to train to teach with us, find out more here or contact us at s.dixon@hlt.academy


“I am confident in developing my teaching practices and, thanks to EborHope TSA, I feel fully prepared on my journey through my NQT year. I look forward to the future ahead.”

Megan Taaffe
English NQT