School Direct applications are now open for September 2017 for all primary courses.

****** Urgent Update *****

The Avenue Special School in Reading are keen to take on a second  School Direct trainee. If this is of interest to you please apply asap.

I’d be happy to have a telephone conversation with you in this regard if that would be helpful,

Regards Charlie Clare – Headteacher

School Direct applications for September 2017

Geoffrey Field Junior is the lead school for 10 schools in Reading.

The school direct route into teaching is a challenging one but we believe that we offer an excellent foundation to your chosen career by combining work with a first class training provider – Reading University, with excellent on-the-job training in our schools.

During the year you will be employed by/allocated to one of the schools in the group and have an extended schools practice in a second school.  You will also have the opportunity to visit a variety of schools to extend your experience.

The course leads to QTS but we offer the opportunity to gain PGCE. This will be discussed at interview.

We welcome applicants who want to work hard to become the best professionals they can be, who are determined to make a difference to children’s lives and who believe that the only barrier to Pupil’s achievement is hard work

For your information – Course Codes:

All codes are for general primary courses.

please note – 2YFC is a non salaried general primary course.

Follow this link for the UCAS website for more information

Please open the attachment, I hope you find these links to our provider, Reading University, of interest

School Direct Website



Geoffrey Field Junior School Initial Teacher Training

Our vision

At Geoffrey Field Junior School we are committed to providing the highest quality training for teachers at all stages of development – from those who join us for work experience to members of the senior management team.   We approach teacher training very much as a team where everyone is involved in the support and development of teachers and trainees.  In keeping with our school motto “All learning together” we encourage every member of staff to reach their full potential by ensuring that we provide the highest calibre of training and mentorship that we can throughout their careers.


ITT and our children

The children at Geoffrey Field Junior School are also involved in working with trainee teachers and support staff.  They are often asked to provide feedback on lessons and sessions that have been led by trainees and their comments are always taken on board.  Children have the opportunity to work with such a wide variety of adults at all stages of their careers at our school which is of huge benefit to them.  Our children are always complimented by visiting teachers and trainees for their excellent behaviour and attitude to learning which trainees always find supportive.




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