Are you at University?
Are you thinking about a career in teaching?

The Advanced Learning Alliance is offering school internships to prepare University Students for Teacher Training via School Direct. School Direct involves work based training with a bursary in certain subjects and a PGCE qualification. Observations will be offered in local Outstanding Schools.

We will support you to gain the most out of school internship by:-

  • Offering support and mentoring to you throughout the Internship
  • Providing the opportunity to work with small groups and whole classes
  • Providing the opportunity for you to mentor sixth formers in preparation for their University application
  • Giving you the chance to take part in projects and activities
  • We will provide written testimonials and references for Interns who successfully complete the course, as well as comprehensive information on the School Direct route into teaching

Placements will be available in June and July 2015 and applications are now open.

We are particularly interested in Maths, Science, English and Modern Foreign Languages, however other subjects will be considered.

To apply please email a letter and CV to Ms Jane Hart, Assistant Headteacher, Watford Grammar School for Girls

Stop press – if you are thinking of applying for School Direct training in September 2015 please get ahead of the application process by sending a CV and letter now to Jane at the above email address.


Working in partnership with a number of local schools Watford Grammar School for Girls is acting as a Lead School for the School Direct route into teacher training.

Ever thought about Teaching?

Are you:
Passionate about your subject?
Seeking a rewarding career?
Qualified to degree level?
(relevant subject, 2:1 or above)
Looking for a new challenge?

Watford Girls – Watford Boys – Queen Elizabeth Barnet
Yavneh College – Rickmansworth School – Dame Alice Owen School

This group of schools is seeking to appoint well-qualified applicants to train as teachers through the School Direct (salaried and unsalaried) Programme for the academic year 2015-16.

Places are offered in a range of subjects but we particularly interested in:

Modern Foreign Languages (French, German, Spanish)

Working in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, the schools can offer a high quality and comprehensive training programme. All schools have a proven track record in providing a stimulating and supportive environment for teacher training. Successful applicants will spend most of the week in school, with some time at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield.

Applicants are required to have a good degree in a relevant subject to the one they wish to teach. For the salaried route, 3 year career experience is a requirement. All candidates should have some school experience.

Information can be found on the Department of Education website.

Although the initial application is made to Watford Girls as the Lead School, the School Direct place will be offered in one of the collaborating schools.

Application is made though UCAS from November 1st 2014. Early expression of interest can be made to the headteachers of the schools in the consortium and information can be gained from Jane Hart

The following links may also be useful:

For verification of equivalency of overseas qualifications – NARIC
For skills test information – DfE Skills Tests

All schools and Hertfordshire University are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau.

Teaching English at Yavneh has been an incredibly rewarding experience. The student body is vibrant and warm, and makes working at Yavneh truly enjoyable. Having worked in other schools both within and outside of the UK, I have found that Yavneh’s sense of community among the students and the teachers is uniquely supportive. Throughout my career here, I have been afforded a number of professional development opportunities, which has enabled me to progress to Head of Year 8. I am grateful to both the teachers and students at Yavneh who have made teaching here such a positive experience.