Get into Teaching
With Coxhoe Primary School, lead school for Durham Schools Together
Are you or someone you know interested in getting into teaching? Find out more information about Durham Schools Together (initial teacher training programme)
Applications to start September 2024 Courses now available to view!
Apply now and begin your teaching journey
If you require any further information or would like to gain some experience in school before making your decision, please get in contact with Rhian Marsden.
"Choosing Durham Schools Together enabled me to gain invaluable classroom experience with support that was second to none."
About Durham Schools Together
Coxhoe Primary School is an outstanding school as rated by Ofsted and we are proud to be the lead school for Durham Schools Together. As a lead school, we work collaboratively with a further 4 strategic schools who are highly committed to providing and delivering a wide range of high quality, bespoke and innovative training. You will be part of a team from the very start where you will receive intensive support from experienced mentors and teachers. Throughout the course, you will be provided with a balance of university input where you can learn the pedagogy of teaching as well as extensive hands-on experience in schools where you will learn theory through your placements.
After receiving applications, successful applicants will be invited to interview. Invitations are sent via Dfe Apply and the email provided on your application. The selection criteria will be based on personal attributes and experience across the primary age range. During the selection day candidates are required to deliver a short guided reading lesson to a small group of children, complete a written task and take part in various discussion tasks. This will be followed by interview questions. Head teachers and school mentors from our lead school and associated schools will carry out the selection procedure. We aim to ensure that selection days are calm and allow you to have a positive experience. The quotes below are from some of our past students who took part in the selection day: ‘I was, understandably, quite nervous leading up to my interview, however the staff were so welcoming and I was immediately made to feel at ease. I found the interview itself rather enjoyable and would definitely recommend the school and staff alike - such a lovely atmosphere.’
We are proud to work in Partnership with the University of Sunderland. The University has successfully trained teachers for over 100 years making a difference in educating the next generation of learners. Through our partnership with the University our Trainee Teachers benefit from the support of our Primary Tutor Team who are experts in their subject fields and related pedagogies. The School of Education is world leading in research according to the latest Research Excellence Framework. Trainees are allocated a Personal Tutor from the university who will work with their School Mentor to give academic, pastoral and placement support.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We follow the University of Sunderland Diversity Statement:
“We celebrate and value the diversity of all students and staff, working to ensure that all are welcome in our community and do not face discrimination or encounter barriers with regard to their disability. “
The University of Sunderland Disability Support Team provides advice, information and guidance to students with a disability; students with mental illness or mental health difficulties; students with Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) such as dyslexia.
On application please contact the Disability Support Team for disability-related queries:
Website: Disability Services Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 0191 515 2952