Funding for the School Direct Training Programme (non-salaried)
Trainees are deemed to be students of higher education for the period of training and may receive student support (e.g. loans and bursaries) for the duration of their training.
Once accepted onto the School Direct Training Programme, trainees should make an application for tuition fee loans through Student Finance England. This money can only be paid directly to the ITT provider whom schools are working with to deliver School Direct. Trainees must be registered on the programme before the University can receive the money.
Training bursaries and scholarships (non salaried)
Trainees on the School Direct Training Programme, who are eligible for bursary funding and scholarships, will receive bursaries in the same way as trainees on other postgraduate ITT routes. Scholarships may be available for candidates who wish to teach priority subjects and are awarded by the relevant subject associations, through a competitive application process.
The University will receive an allocation of bursary funding from the TA for all eligible ITT places, including those bursaries allocated for School Direct places. The provider will then pay the trainee the bursary directly.
School Direct Training Programme trainees who spend the majority of their training in schools where more than 25 per cent of pupils qualify for Free School Meals may be eligible for 25 per cent uplift to their existing bursary award.
The TA will issue details of bursary funding each academic year.