The Course

Our programmes provide the opportunity to obtain either a Professional or Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (Q.T.S.) within one year.  Students have the opportunity to gain sixty credits at Masters Level.  The programme is delivered through face to face training sessions held at Lobley Hill Primary School and school experience throughout the region.  Trainees engage with a variety of outstanding professionals and draw upon the expertise of mentors and colleagues within the wider partnership.

Contact Us

Gateshead Primary SCITT 
Lobley Hill Primary School
Rothbury Gardens
NE11 0AT
Tel:  0191 4334081
Fax: 0191 4334082


I believe one of the benefits of being a School Direct trainee is that it gives you the opportunity to experience teaching in a range of range of year groups within one school.  This allows you to be fully immersed in the daily routines of that school and understand what it is like to be a teacher, as well as part of a school community.  I have had nothing but positive experiences and support in my time on School Direct. 

Robert (2014/15 Trainee)