Trinity North East Teaching School Alliance

St Robert of Newminster is a strategic partner in the Trinity North East Teaching School Alliance.  Cardinal Hume Catholic School is the lead school in the Alliance. Other strategic partners are Cramlington Learning Village, St Benet Biscop and Newcastle University. For further information about our alliance please visit our Alliance Website by clicking here.

Trinity Alliance CPD

‘Every Lesson Outstanding’ Programme – Summer 2017

School Direct/ITT

We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to train as a teacher with Trinity North East Teaching School Alliance. The School Direct pathway is available for Secondary and Primary. Our accredited provider will be Carmel College. The application process is through the UCAS Teacher Training system. For further information please visit the UCAS website by clicking here.


Available Courses: Secondary

Cardinal HumeSt Robert of NewminsterSt Benet BiscopCramlington LV
English3336Comp Science2J6DEnglish2J69English333N
Comp Science2HXBEnglish2HWVHealth & Social333GGeography333Q
Health & Social333BBiology3347Chemistry3335
MFL (Fr & Sp)2R82Biology3347


Available Courses: Primary

SchoolRefCampus CodeSchoolRefCampus Code
St Peter's RC Primary School2R8DFSt Bede's RCVA Primary School2R8DO
St Joseph's RC Primary School Washington2R8DMSt Anne's RC Primary School2R8DG
St Wilfrid's RC Primary School2R8DJSt John Boste RC Primary School2R8DN
Our Lady Queen of Peace RCVA Primary School2R8DPSt Peter and Paul's Catholic Academy2R8DQ

*Courses crossed out are no longer available or have been filled.

Courses for primary school placements are still available. Course Ref. 2R8D.


Entry criteria
GCSEAll entrants will have attained a minimum grade C in GCSE English, Mathematics and Science where applicable (or equivalent examinations).
DegreeDegree Minimum 2:2


Entrants must hold a degree from a United Kingdom university (or Higher Education Institution), or a degree from the CNAA, or a recognised equivalent qualification. For entrants with degrees from overseas, please contact NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) on 0870 990 4088 to obtain written confirmation of equivalency. We will be looking for a second class Honours Degree as the minimum requirement. A 2:1 or better is preferred in all cases however a 2:2 will be accepted with recent relevant experience. Preferably, your degree should be specific to the subject you are applying for.


Why School Direct?

School Direct Maths: Mrs Wood St Robert’s Maths Department

“One of the great things about Schools Direct is that you truly feel part of a department and a school. You are there right from the beginning of the year, which means you slot into and feel part of your department very quickly. It also results in greater respect from, and authority with, the students you teach; they see you as a ‘proper’ member of staff. Moreover, due to the fact that you are often placed with your classes for an extended part of the year, you are able to form more meaningful relationships with each of the students you teach.”

School Direct MFL: Mr Hurst St Robert’s MFL Department

“I found Schools Direct to be the most effective and supportive way in to teaching. Working daily, all year round in a supportive department feeds in to you the knowledge and experience you need to become an outstanding teacher. You regularly have opportunities to reflect on your teaching, with input of the experienced staff around you whilst also having the regular input of your professional tutor with regards to other key areas of the job (teaching and learning, data, SEN etc.).I have found this year to be a thoroughly rewarding and educational year which has lead me to be exactly where I want to be at this point, on the verge of qualifying and on the career path of education”