Applications for 2018-19 now open

Applications for School Direct opportunities with the Bracknell Forest Partnership are now open. With the new allocation system, placements will be centrally closed by the DFE as soon as the National allocation per subject has been filled, so apply to us without delay.


Clare Groom – Garth Hill College

As the School Direct candidate in the Design and Technology department at Garth Hill College I feel very supported by the staff in the department and the School.  My Mentor always has time to discuss my lesson plans, my progress and to give feedback on my targets.  Teachers observing me always give feedback that will help me move my teaching forward.”

Jessica Clark – Sandhurst School

As the schools direct candidate in the drama department I feel like a member of staff and I am fully supported, not only by my mentor but by the school in general. All the staff are really friendly and willing to help where they can. My mentor is a great support and always there when I need him, to look at lesson plans, discuss my progress or just a shoulder to cry on. Being a schools direct candidate is a great experience and I couldn’t ask for a better place to complete my teacher training.”

James Martin – Ranelagh School

As the School Direct candidate in the Physical Education department at Ranelagh School I feel very supported by the staff in the department and the School, which is benefiting my development greatly. My mentor and the other members of the department always have time to discuss my progress, give me feedback and are happy to help with my planning. My ITTCo is always very supportive and is always there for additional support where needed.”