Initial Teacher Training



School Direct

The Pan Enfield Alliance is running the school-led ITT Scheme School Direct.  Recruitment has now closed for 2019/20.

The scheme provides an alternative route into teaching, resulting in QTS status.

School Direct (salaried and tuition fee) places

We are offering post graduate, one year, training programmes that have been tailor made to offer a wide range of experiences in 2 or more schools in the Enfield area. The majority of the training will be located at Highlands School, and Winchmore School with smaller amounts of time at other schools within our Alliance.   On successful completion of the training, QTS Status will be awarded by our strategic partners, University of Hertfordshire or Kings College London. 


School Direct :  

2019 20 applications:
2 x Maths Secondary        2 x Computing Secondary
2 x Physics Secondary        2 x Chemistry Secondary
2 x History Secondary        2 x Modern Languages (French) Secondary
2 x Geography Secondary    1 x Economics Secondary
1 x Design and Techology Secondary    1 x Biology Secondary
2 x English Secondary    4 x Primary

How to apply:


12 Reasons to choose the Pan Enfield Alliance for your School Direct placement:

Ofsted ratings of 1 & 2 in all schools Outstanding Facilities
Excellent Student Progress Outstanding Leadership and Support
Excellent staff/student relationships Exemplary student behaviour
Commitment to learning Support for New entrants to the profession
Established Cross-phase network Outstanding Mentors
Diverse student population Committed to your development

For more details about our Alliance Partners and School Direct, please see click on the following link: UCAS Entry Profiles full doc 2019 20


School Experience

An opportunity for those considering becoming a teacher in a secondary school. The scheme is run by the NCTL and offers the possibility to visit a school and observe the day to day workings, both in and around the classroom. Applications to visit can be made initially for a single day and then for up to a maximum of 10 days.

How do I join?

To participate in this scheme, you need to register with the NCTL. Please click

Dates for 2019/20 to be confirmed.


Sixth Formers into Teaching

This is an exciting project to encourage current and ex-sixth formers to consider teaching as a profession in the future.  A presentation is given to students in Year 12 to set out the attractions of teaching and the phases of the scheme.  Taster days in the student’s sector of choice within the Alliance are organised during Years 12 and 13.  Students may then wish to participate in the School Experience and School Direct routes into teaching.