Train to Teach
School Direct: Train to Teach at DHSB in partnership with Plymouth Marjon University
The course trains you in one year to become a Newly Qualified Teacher in a secondary school. You will be based in two different secondary schools across the year, immersed in school life and taking an active role in the school team. You will work mainly in Devonport High School for Boys as the lead school, with an additional placement for six to twelve weeks to give you breadth of experience. Subjects that School Direct placements are available in are:
Maths, English, Biology, Physics, History, Geography, MfL, RE
Some training will be school-based, led by teachers and working with other trainees from other schools, and you will also attend university and be part of a broad cohort of university students
Formal assessment for the School Direct programme takes place throughout the year in partnership with Plymouth Marjon University our HEI link partner.
Why train to teach at DHSB?
Devonport High School for Boys is a happy and vibrant grammar school for boys aged 11-18 with a co-educational sixth form. Our vision, whatever your role in the school or personal ambition, is that ‘Everyone Succeeds’.
We provide a disciplined, caring environment in which students achieve levels of excellence that reflect their tremendous potential and our high expectations. Examination results and university entrance records are among the best in the country. In addition, we provide a remarkable range of co-curricular activities.
We inspire confidence so that all achieve the highest possible standard of academic success.
We develop talents so that everyone is enriched.
We support individuals in our school community to enhance their prowess and shape their future.
As a student teacher at DHSB we commit to provide you with the experiences and support necessary to flourish and qualify as a teacher in your chosen subject area. You will also be given opportunity to develop your understanding and experience of pastoral care. We aim to do this by providing you with a school based subject tutor and in addition a school mentor from outside of your subject area who will provide support with pedagogy and non subject specific aspects of learning to teach.
How to find out more?
To find out more about fees, bursaries available and routes in to teaching use the Get into Teaching website
To find out more about the School Direct (PGCE with QTS) courses on offer at DHSB use the Department for Education website
To apply for School Direct initial teacher training at Devonport High School for Boys use the UCAS website
We understand that school experience is essential if you are interested in becoming a teacher but unfortunately we are not able to offer any opportunities for practical experience this term.