Taunton Teaching Alliance
Taunton Teaching Alliance
Taunton Teaching Alliance
Taunton Teaching Alliance

School Direct / Secondary

Free Open Information Evening

Heathfield Community School – Tuesday 28th November, 6-7:30pm

Venue address: School Road, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton TA2 8PD

Go to the Mid Somerset Consortium website to register your free place HERE

Get Into Teaching Heathfield Open Evening 28.11.17The Mid Somerset Consortium will be hosting open evenings monthly throughout the 2017/18 academic year in anticipation for the training year beginning September 2018. If you are looking to apply to train to teach, you can register and come along to meet the team and learn more information about the course, subjects, schools, routes into teaching, trainee selection, available bursaries and more. There will be a presentation delivered by the Partnership Manager, Sarah Lewis, at 6pm and then there will be the opportunity to ask questions and discuss options with MSC personnel, school-based mentors and previous and current trainees.


The School Direct Training Programme is open to all graduates, and is funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee, who may receive a bursary from the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL)

Places currently available:

Chemistry – 2 places
English – 2 places
Geography – 1 place
Mathematics – 3 places
Physics – 2 places

Taunton Teaching Alliance at:

Heathfield Community School, School Road, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8PD (232)

Training Provider Code Name: A2294
Training Provider Code: 232
Training Programme Code:
​(according to subject – see right)
Chemistry School Direct: 2HVN
DT School Direct: 2PD4
English School Direct: 2P7R
Maths School Direct: 2P7Q
Physics School Direct: 2P7P

You can use the codes above to search for the course you want on the UCAS website.​
Click here to go direct to search for training programmes.

Places are offered in partnership with the Mid Somerset Consortium (based at Crispin School, Street) leading to QTS and PGCE accredited by The University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth. Our partner secondary schools include Heathfield Community School, Bishop Fox’s, Kingsmead School, Court Fields School, The Taunton Academy and Stanchester Academy. We also have strong links with Selworthy School, The Cedar Centre at Heathfield, The Taunton Partnership College and Richard Huish Sixth Form College – providing a real breadth of teaching contexts.

For each placement, evidence of some time spent observing or helping out in an English state secondary school (at least 10 days within the last 2 years) is desirable.

For further information go to the Mid Somerset Consortium website – How To Apply: http://www.mscitt.co.uk/Applying/

If you need more information, or for an informal chat, please contact the MSC:
Email: office@mscitt.org.uk
Telephone: 01458 449418.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE in English and Mathematics (or overseas equivalent) at grade C or above
  • A first degree from a United Kingdom higher education institution (or overseas equivalent), this must be at least a 2:2 classification, except in priority subjects where a 3rd class degree maybe accepted. At least 50% of its content should be directly related to your chosen teaching subject.
  • Successful completion of the teachers’ skills tests

Please note that if your qualifications in English and or mathematics are anything other than GCSE, you should contact the MSC for advice. Many level 2 qualifications cannot be considered as equivalent as they do not cover the breadth of syllabus required.

What it costs

Mid Somerset Consortium – SCITT fee paying
For more information visit: http://www.mscitt.co.uk/Routes/SCITT-fee-paying/

Available bursaries and funding

Your eligibility for financial support, and the amount you can expect to receive, will depend on the subject in which you train and your degree classification, or highest relevant academic qualification. For more information visit: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-and-salary/overview

How to apply

Applications must be made via UCAS. The link below will take you directly to their website.

Key dates

You can find a summary of the key dates and details of when to apply here.

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Apply now

(This link will take you to the UCAS webportal for PGCE applicants).