School Direct

GITEP is proud to be the accrediting provider with four School Direct Lead Schools. Our partner schools include some of the highest performing schools in the country. All our School Direct Lead Schools are designated teaching schools.

Lead Schools

School Institute Institute Code
Balcarras School Balcarras School 14B
Pate’s Grammar School Odyssey Teaching School Alliance 1ZB
Marling School Cotswold Edge Teaching Alliance 26P
The Cotswold School The Cotswold Teaching School Partnership 2EH

Trainees recruited through School Direct follow the same programme as other GITEP trainees. All the places offered are School Direct Fee Paying places. There are no School Direct Salaried places currently available but schools do request these over the year so please contact us if you are interested in a Salaried place.

All trainees have to have placements in at least two schools and these will offer contrasting experiences. The School Direct partnerships work in slightly different ways:

Balcarras School

Trainees will be placed at Balcarras School and one other GITEP school.

Pate’s Grammar School (Odyssey Teaching School Alliance)

Trainees will have one placement in a grammar school and one in a comprehensive. It is likely that trainees will be placed at either Pate’s Grammar School or Sir Thomas Rich’s School and Tewkesbury School.

Marling School (Cotswold Edge Teaching Alliance)

Trainees will be placed at two schools within the CETA partnership: Marling School, Stroud High School, Cheltenham Bournside School, Severn Vale School. It is likely that trainees will have one placement in a grammar school and one in a comprehensive.

The Cotswold School (The Cotswold Teaching School Partnership)

Trainees will be placed at either The Cotswold School or Chipping Campden School, with their other placement being at another local GITEP school.

How To Apply

  1. Click the “Apply Now” link below and register with UCAS.
  2. Search for your training programme.
  3. Complete your online application.
  4. Select your lead school using the institution codes from the table.
  5. Submit your completed form.

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Subjects Offered

Balcarras School Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Design and Technology, English, Geography, History, Maths, Modern Foreign Languages and Physics.
For further information please contact: schooldirect@balcarras.gloucs.sch.uk
Odyssey Teaching School Alliance Art and Design, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, English, Geography, History, Modern Foreign Languages, Maths, Physics, Physical Education and Religious Education.
For further information please contact: info@odysseyts.org
Cotswold Edge Teaching Alliance Art and Design, Biology, Design and Technology, English, Geography, History, Maths, PE and Religious Education.
For further information please contact: info@ceta.school
Cotswold Teaching School Partnership Art and Design, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Design and Technology, English, Geography, Maths, Modern Foreign Languages, Physics and Religious Education.
For further information please contact: bedwards@thecotswoldschool.co.uk
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