Surrey Downs Partnership

School Direct Teacher Training

Univeristy of Brighton

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The School Connect PGCE (previously School Direct) that will run through the Univeristy of Brighton, offers a thoroughly exciting place to start your career in teaching! 

 The University of Brighton is one of the largest providers of Initial Teacher Education in the UK with over 100 years’ experience. They were rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in their most recent inspection for early years, primary and secondary ITE and successfully reaccredited by the Department for Education.


The university works with a partnership of over 600 schools and colleges that ensures trainee teachers receive the best possible support and education. Students benefit from a range of dedicated specialist teaching spaces. The University of Brighton is 6th in the UK for education courses in the Guardian University Guide 2024.