School Direct

School Direct and Hazel Oak School

Hazel Oak Teaching Alliance is working in partnership with The University of Wolverhampton to provide a route into Initial Teacher Training for 2016-17:

School Direct Training Programme (tuition) – this is open to graduates and is funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee, with training bursaries and scholarships available where eligible.

All graduates who successfully complete the course will gain a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 60 Master’s credits.

Both school and university aspects of the programme count towards the assessment of the PGCE as evidence that the standards for QTS have been met.

Our partnership will provide students with:

  • Academic tuition through lectures, seminars and tutorials with University Staff
  • KS1 and KS2 teaching experience in a special school (you will also be required to undertake a six week placement in a mainstream setting)
  • QTS – the accreditation that enables you to teach in state-maintained and special schools in England and Wales
  • 60 Master’s Credits
  • Quality Assurance through the University of Wolverhampton

Primary School Direct Places 2016/17

About our Alliance

Hazel Oak School was designated as a Teaching School in September 2015 and works with the following schools:

We are offering placements in each of the four special schools.

Eligibility criteria

If you wish to apply for a School Direct place with Hazel Oak School and The University of Wolverhampton, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Achieved a 2:1 or above at degree level (2:2 may be considered dependent on breadth of school experience)
  • Achieved grade ‘C’ or above in GCSE (or equivalent) English, Mathematics and Science.
  • Have at least 60 hours experience in a primary/SEN setting.
  • Have passed the Professional Skills Tests prior to interview. (Interviews will take place in January 2016)

Process for Applications

All applications are made through UCAS:


We also require you to complete an additional form relevant to your preferred choice of setting for your training i.e. a school for moderate learning difficulties (Hazel Oak, Forest Oak) or a school for children with Severe Learning Difficulties (Reynalds Cross, Merstone).

This form is available below:

School Direct Additional Information SEN

Shortlisted candidates will be required to make an initial school visit (dates t.b.c)

Interviews will take place in January 2016 and will consist of:

  • Written tasks
  • Observation of working with a group of pupils
  • Interview


We do not have any vacancies for School Direct in 2016-17