Additional criteria for School Direct (salaried) candidates
Trainees are eligible to take up places on this route if they:
- are eligible to work in England as an unqualified teacher; and
- possess three or more years’ work experience. However, the NCTL will allow schools to accept applications from high quality graduates with less than three years’ work experience in hard to fill subjects, especially in maths, physics, chemistry, languages and computing. It will be for schools to decide whether they wish to accept applications from candidates with less than three years’ work experience.
The lead school should take responsibility for ensuring that the candidate is eligible to take up employment as an unqualified teacher in England, before they are offered a place on the School Direct (salaried) route.