Teacher Training at Myton

Myton School is committed to recruiting and training enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about becoming outstanding teachers. We take trainees from a number of different providers but enjoy a particularly close relationship with our strategic partners, the University of Warwick.

School Direct

If you like the idea of training to be a teacher ‘on the job’, you can apply to train at Myton through the School Direct Programme. This training is school-based, meaning you will be fully immersed in school life from day one.

Myton School will be part of the following partnership offering School Direct training in 2022-23:

Kenilworth School

Future Teaching Alliance

Why Myton School?

Whichever teacher training route you’ve chosen, as a trainee teacher at Myton you will receive specialist support from our professional and subject mentors, helping you develop your practical skills in the classroom, whilst gaining a theoretical understanding.

At the end of your training you will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and designated a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT). You will be awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and in some case, 60 Masters credits.

Our Initial Teacher Training provision was identified as ‘outstanding’ by Warwick University in 2017.

Here’s what some former trainees have said about us

“Myton is an excellent place to train because you are surrounded by lots of supportive and well-trained teachers who will always find time to help you. The school has good behaviour policies in place which most students respect and all of them understand the consequences of not behaving/not attending a detention. I also saw some good departmental policies which clearly help engage the students.”

“My training year has been extremely positive as I have had the opportunity to work alongside experienced members of staff who challenge me to the best of my ability as well as give advice and support. Feedback from my mentor/professional mentor and other members of staff has enabled me to reflect on my practice and instantly improve the following lesson.”

“I have completed this year with an outstanding grading, thanks to the guidance of my subject mentor, professional mentor and the help from everyone I have encountered around school.”

Who we are looking for

We are looking for people who have:

  • excellent communication and organisational skills
  • a commitment to working hard
  • an ability to establish good working relationships
  • the confidence and ability to engage with children
  • a commitment to a professional team
  • a commitment to excellence in education
  • flexibility

Other eligibility criteria for School Direct applications include;

  • You have graduated, or are about to graduate from a British university or College of Higher Eduction with a 2:1 or higher, if applying for English, history or drama, and a 2:2 or higher for other subjects. A significant proportion of your degree must be in your chosen subject.
  • You should have at least a grade C in GCSE English and mathematics, or equivalent.
  • If you studied outside the UK, please visit the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) to find out whether your qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A levels and an undergraduate degree.
  • In addition, all candidates are required to have passed the literacy and numeracy tests before starting teacher training. You can book these tests and access practice materials on the DfE website.

For more information on your eligibility, please visit the Get Into Teaching website.

Information for International Students

If you’re an international student, you may need to check with a University International Office who can advise on whether you have the necessary Visa permissions to study with us. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept students onto School Direct programmes who hold a Tier 4 Visa.

What we can offer you

School Direct training places are available at Myton in the following subjects for the academic year 2022-23;

  • Business
  • Computing
  • D&T (Food)
  • Drama
  • English
  • History
  • MFL (Spanish)
  • PE
  • Psychology
  • Science (Chemistry/Physics)
  • Sociology

You will receive specialist support from our professional and subject mentors whilst completing the following Training Programme;

  1. Creating a Climate for Learning
  2. Planning for Individuals
  3. Assessment for Learning
  4. Communicating and Questioning
  5. Introduction to the Development Centre
  6. Communicating and Working with Other Adults
  7. The Inclusive Classroom
  8. The Pastoral Role & the Wider Curriculum
  9. Preparing for the Workplace

The training route

Trainees are not paid but are eligible for the same funding as university trainees.

There will also be a placement in a different, complementary school in the first half of the spring term.

There may be additional bursaries – find out more on the Get Into Teaching website.

How to apply

School Direct (Kenilworth Alliance)

Information on how to apply can be found on the Kenilworth School website. Applications for 2022-23 usually open in October 2021.

Please include within your application;

  • Why you want to teach and work with young people.
  • Details of how your degree content relates to the curriculum area you want to teach.
  • The experience you have had in school and how you have reflected upon it? Please apply this to the school you are applying to and put it in their context.
  • Other relevant experience that highlight your skills.
  • Any personal strengths you have that will support you in teaching? Underpin these with examples.
  • Why the School Direct route is of interest to you.
  • How you will contribute to the school.

Can I visit the school before I begin my application?

We encourage people to gain experience of mainstream UK schools to become familiar with the atmosphere and demands of the age phase they are applying for.

If you wish to arrange a visit to the school, please contact the school at [email protected].


If your application is successful, we will invite you for interview with the Initial Teacher Training team at Myton School. The interview process will comprise of an interview with a member of the relevant department, plus a 30-minute lesson with a chosen class. You will be sent topic/class details beforehand. There will also be a number of documents to be checked and forms to be completed.

You will normally be told if you have been successful within 24 hours. You will then be invited to join the new staff induction day and spend time with your department and new colleagues.

And finally…

We look forward to meeting you!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to visit the school or need support with your application. Please contact us on 01926 493805.

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