School Direct

School Direct

Trainee Teachers are required through School Direct in partnership with Maltings Academy and New Rickstones Academy.

Why choose us?

Maltings Academy and New Rickstones Academy are part of Academies Enterprise Trust, the largest nationwide, multi academy sponsor in the country. Situated two miles apart, the academies work closely together and together we offer a range of School Direct places. Maltings Academy is graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and New Rickstones is graded ‘Good’. Both academies have a new state of the art building offering fantastic facilities.

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Financial Incentives

Financial incentives are offered to trainees intending to train to teach in many subjects - see for more details.

Entry Requirements

You should be a graduate with a C grade for English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent).

You should also have at least 10 days school experience or volunteering in a school before you start your training.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement Programmes

Don’t hold back from applying for teacher training in biology, geography, maths, physics, chemistry, computing, design and technology, or a language because of your subject knowledge. You may still be able to train to teach these subjects (and be eligible for the bursaries they attract) by building up or refreshing your existing knowledge with a subject knowledge enhancement programme. For more information visit

What are we looking for?

  • Resilience
  • An ability to listen to and act on feedback
  • Effective communicator
  • A true passion for teaching and a genuine interest in how children learn
  • A strong commitment to the success and happiness of our children and their families
  • The highest of expectations for themselves and our pupils
  • A real drive and ambition for the school to ensure the highest of standards
  • Team spirit
  • Good subject knowledge
  • Analytical thinker

Application Process and Deadlines

Please apply through the UCAS website (please refer to the codes above).

How do we select our trainees?

We will shortlist based on relevant school experience and appropriate qualifications.

Interviews will be held at the academies and will include an academy tour with students, teaching a lesson, a literacy test and a panel interview. You will be told in advance about the content of the lesson and the age group you will be teaching. It is a rigorous and thorough process, designed to get the best match of applicant to the places available.


At the end of your placement if you are successful in gaining QTS and have proved yourself to be a “Good” teacher, then we will guarantee you an interview for any teaching vacancies at both academies.


Our academies are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate at Enhanced Level will be required for all posts.

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Contact Us

For all School Direct enquiries, please contact Debbie Dunn, ITT Lead:

01376 515 756