Surrey Downs Partnership

School Direct Teacher Training


We believe that teaching is hugely rewarding and exciting and hope that you will make the positive choice to join us at the start of your career. The opportunity to train through School Direct is exceptional and we, together with the group of schools and universities with whom we are working, will provide you with an excellent experience to prepare you as an outstanding teacher and future leader.

Our partnership is led by outstanding teachers who are dedicated professionals with a wealth of experience in developing & supporting new teachers. Throughout your training, we will nurture your passions for working with young people and develop you into a competent, confident professional in the classroom, making a real difference to the lives of our students.

Through our high-quality, local model, we believe trainees get the best experience possible; academic expertise in your subject specialism through our associated university providers Sussex and Brighton, as well as supportive school-based training with our hugely experienced partner schools. Our partnership is committed to training excellent teachers to broaden the life chances for as many students as possible. Through equipping our trainees with skills, curriculum understanding & opportunities to become a reflective and effective practitioner, you will become a successful and valued member of the teaching community.