School Direct Programme

Please note: the School Direct Salaried Programme is not currently running for 2021.22. See our Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship (PgTA) page for more information about our primary salaried route.

The information below are still relevant for the PgTA programme which we will be running.


“I wanted to say that I am grateful and I feel lucky to be part of such well run training program! I feel I have learnt a lot and the journey has been great so far! It is clear that you put your heart and a lot of work in it. The provided training experiences are always amazing, very helpful and inspirational!
They have really inspired me to try new things and more importantly they have worked!  This has helped me to see a whole new approach that I was missing out on before! Here is why I wanted to say thank you- for knowing how to spark the knowledge and for providing the opportunities for it to grow!” Emiliya Velinova, QTS July 2019

“It has been brilliant, I have enjoyed this year so much more than I ever expected to, and it’s really upsetting that it has ended like this, but I know I am ready to be a great teacher because of this course.” Megan Taylor, QTS July 2020

The training sessions were up to date, varied,enjoyable and the depth of content was excellent. NQT, June 2018

I learnt a lot about myself on the course. NQT June 2018

The 2Schools Consortium has been successfully involved in teacher training for more than 20 years and has a wealth of experience in mentoring trainees and in delivering high-quality teacher training.

All trainees on the 2Schools Consortium School Direct Salaried and SCITT Programme have the opportunity to work towards a PGCE award which will be validated by the University of Brighton.

“Schools Direct provides you with so many opportunities to observe and learn from other practitioners. The weekly training sessions are filled with useful and practical information for you to use. There is an excellent balance between gaining theoretical knowledge and practical experience.” Sarah Chuckla, NQT 2018 at Wilbury

Oakthorpe Primary School in Enfield acts as the lead school in a strong and growing partnership. Trainees will complete their year’s training either at the lead school or at a school within the partnership. Schools that have worked with us include:

Capel Manor Primary, St Michael at Bowes Junior, Eversley Primary, Eastfield Primary, Worcesters Primary, Eldon Primary, Suffolks Primary, Keys Meadow Primary, Churchfield Primary, Edmonton County Primary,  West Lea School, Russet House School, Starksfield Primary, Southbury Primary, George Spicer Primary; Hadley Wood Primary, Wilbury Primary.

Schools further afield include Childs Hill in Barnet, Bonneygrove Primary, Kingsmoor Academy, South Harringay Primary and Chestnuts Primary in Haringey and Cromer Road in New Barnet.


Having a Schools Direct candidate has allowed us to employ a member of staff that is used to our way of working. Beverly Benson, Head Teacher at Hadley Wood Primary School


You will find further information about the School Direct (Salaried) Programme by clicking on the links on the right-hand side, but if you then have any further questions that are not answered, please contact us by phone or email.

Successful candidates will be employed on a minimum of Point 1 on the Unqualified Teacher Scale.

Applying for September 2021:

All applications have to be made through the Find Postgraduate Teacher Training Courses at

Please select the option Find Courses by school, university or other training provider and type ‘Oakthorpe Primary School’  or ‘2Schools Consortium’ for our programmes


Everyone at 2Schools Consortium is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment and all staff and volunteers are expected to adhere to these.