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School Direct - Teach North 

Teach North offers a School Direct programme that strives to develop support and celebrates excellent trainee teachers who are well-prepared for the profession.

We are an integral part of a high-performing and multi-academy trust, Outwood Grange Academies Trust, based in the North of England and currently sponsoring over 30 academies. We embrace the opportunity to ensure that all children, irrespective of their starting point, receive an excellent education. 

To do this, we ensure that:

  • students are always at the forefront of what we do, so we can help them to reach their potential 
  • that all our staff strive to be experts in our respective fields
  • together, as a trust, we are obsessive about attaining the highest standards, thereby enhancing children's life-chances.

Quite simply, we want to be known for:

placing students first

raising standards

transforming lives

If you would like to visit one of our academies for a career experience placement before or during your application process, please contact and we will organise this for you.

The University of York Department of Education is working with Teach North to provide School Direct training in the following subjects:


Please see our 'How to apply' webpage

The Course

Trainee teachers selected for the Teach North School Direct route, will be placed in two secondary academies within the trust. They will engage in a range of School Direct learning events hosted in our academies and at our Yorkshire & Humber conference centre, based in Doncaster. On successful completion of the course, School Direct trainees will be awarded a University of York PGCE at Masters Level, and recommended for QTS.

School Direct trainees work alongside other trainees on the University of York PGCE route in both the Whole School Issues sessions and Curriculum Area sessions at university.


School Direct trainees and University of York trainees all complete three Masters level assignments (60 credits), that focus on their developing practice, academic engagement with educational research and their training in both schools and university.

School Direct trainees must meet all of the Teachers' Standards, engage in all University and school training sessions, complete three school placements, the Professional Enrichment project and the 3 Masters level assignments.

A wealth of extra curricular and professional training opportunities will be offered to School Direct trainees by Teach North and Outwood Grange Academies Trust.

Contact us

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Teach North
+44 (0)1302 720787

University of York 
+44 (0)1904 323576

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  • V2G Teach North

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