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School Direct



Working in partnership with a number of local schools, Warren Dell Primary is a Lead School for the School Direct route into teacher training. Some of the schools included in our alliance are Bromet Primary School, Oxhey Wood Primary School, Central Primary School and Colnbrook School. Trainees would be placed in one of these schools for their training year. 


We are looking for well-qualified applicants to train as teachers through the School Direct (salaried) Programme for September 2021. Applications open on Tuesday 13th October 2020 and applications close on Monday 28th June 2021. For more information reguarding the application process please visit


The University of Hertfordshire offers School Direct (salaried) in the primary phase, which includes recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Schools employ trainees during their training period as unqualified teachers. 


Applicants for School Direct must have the following educational qualifications:




For more information regarding the application process please visit


Application is made through 




When you receive an invitation for an interview, read it very carefully so you know exactly what to expect. Most interviews will take place over a full day – although some could take as little as an hour – and they can include some, if not all, of the following:


  • a review of personal documentation including examination certificates
  • a 20 minute lesson observation with a group of children  
  • a group task or discussion (e.g. discussion on current educational issues)
  • an individual interview, which could be one-to-one or with a panel
  • a written task, or tasks, which could involve a literacy test and/or subject-based test


All schools and Hertfordshire University are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau.