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Train to Teach

Train to Teach

We are committed to providing future teachers with the very best start to their teaching career.  Our highly supportive Primary and Secondary training programmes are led by experienced School Direct teachers and mentors to provide the right environments and opportunities for our trainees to develop their skills and thrive, fully prepared to take up their first teaching position.

Odyssey Learning Alliance in conjunction with GITEP and the University of Gloucestershire offers a well -established School Direct initial teacher training programme at both primary and secondary level.  School Direct places are open to all graduates and are funded by tuition fees.  2022/2023 will be our seventh year of our outstanding programme and we are immensely proud of our trainees, our success rate and employment history.

School Direct could be the perfect package for you. Whether you've just finished a degree, or have been working in a career for many years, training with Odyssey allows you to combine further teacher training with actually doing the job in school.  Trainees recruited to the Odyssey School Direct programme follow the same course as other GITEP and University of Gloucestershire trainees but with additional support, guidance and mentoring from our schools - some of the most successful in the country. 

Placements are tailored to support your individual requirements and our unique cross phase training programme provides an exceptional opportunity for our trainees to explore educational issues and content across the full 3-19 years age range – a hugely, valuable, employable asset.

Training with Odyssey is an immersive, fully supported experience.  From day one, you will be warmly welcomed into and be part of our school communities, supported in your school by your experienced personal mentor, our specialist Primary and Secondary Training Managers and our Odyssey Course Lead.