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Do you have a passion for SEND? Do you want a career in teaching? Is your ambition to become a SENCO?

Castle Hill School deliver School Direct Teacher Training in Primary (5-11) with SEND PGCE validated by the University of Cumbria. By becoming a School Direct trainee you will be immersed in school life from day one. 

Throughout the duration of the training you will engage in teaching within at least 2 different settings and work with children across 2 different Key Stages. You will be assessed at 3 points within the year; beginning, developing and extending. 

All of the theoretical training will be delivered at Castle Hill School, or one of our SEND partner schools. The practical element of the training will be within one of our partner SEND schools and a local mainstream setting. 

The requirements to apply for a place are:

Minimum 2:2 degree

GCSE English, maths, science (C or above)

For further information on the programme and to apply please visit

If you have any specific questions please email

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