School Direct

The Hastings Academies Trust is committed to making a difference to the children of Hastings and St Leonards.
To do that, we need outstanding teachers. Our School Direct programme offers the chance for trainee teachers to contribute to the education-led regeneration of the area, gain valuable in-school teaching experience, and graduate with a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) and qualified teacher status (QTS).

What is School Direct?

School Direct is a year-long postgraduate teacher training programme. Trainees spend more time in the classroom, putting theory into practice and gaining confidence-boosting experience.

Based in one of our nine academies, you’ll benefit from a tailored training programme, with personalised support from highly experienced teachers and tutors. You’ll also attend training sessions at the University of Brighton, rated by Ofsted as an outstanding provider of initial teacher training.

We hope that once your training is complete, you’ll decide to continue your teaching career with us. With two large secondary schools, primaries with a range of specialisms from a forest school to expanding infant provision, we’re confident that there will be an opportunity to suit you and your career aspirations.