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Please click here for the link to more information!  DON'T MISS OUT! APPLY TODAY!

PLACES STILL REMAIN FOR: Maths, Biology, Physics, English, French, History, PE, RE, Primary Spanish and Chemistry

We are still accepting applications for this coming year in all subject areas. Closing date for applications is Thursday, 24 August at 9.00 a.m.


SWTSA South West Teaching School Alliance (School Direct)

Ivybridge Community College is a lead school within the South West Teaching School Alliance (SWTSA).

SWTSA are a partnership of high performing schools sharing our skills, experience, talent and capacity to help improve learning and achievement in schools across the South West.

SWTSA has three main aims:

  • To promote high quality Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
  • To develop teaching and leadership skills more generally across our network of schools
  • To intervene and support schools in need

SWTSA offers School Direct training placements in English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, French, Biology, History, PE, RE, Primary and Spanish.  Click the Schools Direct link for more detailed infomation on this. 

To apply for our courses visit the 'How to apply' page.

The University of Exeter is the provider for the South West Teaching School Alliance's School Direct Programme (SWTSA), recognised by the NCTL and Ofsted as an outstanding provider of Primary and Secondary teacher education.

If you would like to apply, please go to

To find out more about School Direct please visit our Train To Teach page on the Ivybridge College website

The DfE website 'Get into Teaching' is an excellent resource for information regarding Initial Teacher Training.

For further information, or if you any questions please contact:

Amy Pearce - Assistant Principal Leading Initial Teacher Training at Ivybridge Community College

Tel: 01752 691000



Sarah Thomas - Teaching School Administrator at Ivybridge Community College

Tel: 01752 691000





Apply now! 
Contact Amy Pearce for details


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