All training routes (including School Direct) must go through UCAS. As with other teacher recruitment strategies, the process is fairly long-winded and based on schools placing adverts and for those wishing to get into teaching, to respond to them.
By reversing this process, Teacher Profiles allows would-be teachers to alert schools as to their interest in teaching. It is fast and flexible allowing schools and applicants to respond quickly to the situation.
Schools can then make contact (via our secure server) with the potential applicant.
With your short Profile online, schools can see the calibre of person out there and decide if they want to offer a School Direct place.
This gives both schools and applicants a degree of flexibility.
Once you are into your training, your profile can be updated regularly as you seek to secure your teaching job for the following year.
For further information go to the tab “For Teachers” at the top of the page and click on "Trainee Teachers”.