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School Direct

The Halstow School Direct Hub works in partnership with Goldsmith’s University to host a growing number of School Direct places each year. Goldsmith’s, University of London, has been training teachers since 1904 and has been recognized as one of the UK’s top creative universities as voted for by students. The department of Educational Studies contains world-class academics including their Professor of Children’s Literature Michael Rosen.

We offer a School Direct fee-paying pathway to becoming a qualified teacher. All School Direct Fee-paying trainees are enrolled on a Postgraduate PGCE, with 60 master’s credits.

We are delighted to be part of the School Direct programme and look forward to working with trainees who are interested in a career in the classroom. We firmly believe that it is an excellent way to learn and qualify to become a teacher. School Direct gives candidates the opportunity to gain practical experience that is personalised to the needs of the individual trainee supported by the very best that Universities have to offer.

Our hub schools offer a diverse range of contexts for students to develop their teaching skills in and provide unique opportunities for students to share experiences.


Our hub schools are:

Alderwood Primary SchoolCardwell Primary SchoolDeansfield Primary SchoolEglington Primary SchoolHalstow Primary SchoolHorn Park Primary SchoolInvicta Primary SchoolSouth Rise Primary SchoolWillow Dene School and Wingfield Primary School.


Please visit each school’s website to get a flavour of their unique ethos and values

Contact details:

Ross Silcock

Elizabeth Camp

Jo Atkins


Enjoy your year with us and make the most of the opportunities that the experience offers you.